upgrading plymouth gas pipes

Wales & West Utilities is working to upgrade gas pipes in the Corporation Road area of Plymouth. 

The work is scheduled to be completed by 1 June and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Plymouth City Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place during the work. This includes:

  • A road closure on Ham Drive to vehicles travelling in a westerly direction from the junction with Outland Road to the junction of Corporation Road
  • No right hand turn onto Ham Drive from Outland Road
  • No left hand turn onto Ham Drive from Outland Road
  • A diversion route will be clearly signposted and this will go along Outland Road, Manadon Roundabout, Outland Road, Wolseley Road, Segrave Road, North Prospect Road and Ham Drive.

Various parking, waiting, loading and unloading restrictions will also be in place in areas of Carnock Road and St Pancras Avenue.

Residents have been communicated with to advise them of the plans and motorists are advised to allow extra travelling time.

Wales & West Utilities Abby Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Plymouth. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.