Wales & West Utilities is carrying out essential work to upgrade the gas network in the Rendle Street area of Plymouth.

The gas emergency and pipeline service is starting the work on 17 June and, barring any engineering difficulties, it will finish at the end of August. The work is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, keeping people safe and warm for generations to come.

To plan the work the gas emergency and pipeline service has liaised with Plymouth City Council, and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place. This includes:

  • Four-way traffic lights on Anstis Street with the junctions with King Street and Octagon Street (17 June – 12 July)
  • A road closure on Alice Street from the junction of Octagon Street to rear of 18 Octagon Street (17 June – 12 July)
  • A parking suspension on Octagon Street between the junctions of King Street and Rendle Street (17 June – 12 July)
  • Four-way traffic lights on Octagon Street at the junctions of Anstis Street and King Street (17 June – 12 July)
  • Parking suspension on Rendle Street between the junctions with Octagon Street and Manor Street (1 – 26 July)
  • Parking suspension on Adelaide Street from side of 27 Adelaide Street, Stonehouse to junction of Manor Street (1 – 26 July)
  • Parking suspension on Manor Street from 25 Manor Street, Plymouth to the junction with Union Place (22 July – 27 August)
  • Road closure on Central Street, Plymouth (Manor Gardens) between the junctions with Manor Street and Octagon Street (22 July – 27 August)

Wales & West Utilities Abby Smith is managing this work. She 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 the Plymouth area. 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.

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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.