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Pontypridd Road gas works complete in Barry

Posted on: 02/02/2022

Wales & West Utilities has completed essential work on the junction of Pontypridd Road and Fforrdd Cwm Cidi in Barry and the traffic lights have been removed.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing the gas upgrade work in Barry and said:

We’re sorry for the disruption caused to local people and road users over the weekend. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the traffic lights that caused delays.

We’re making progress on our work to upgrade the gas network in Barry, to keep the gas flowing safely today, and prepare the gas network to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

The work is part of a wider gas pipe upgrade scheme in Barry and is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses so that people are safe and warm for generations to come.

Adam continued:

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Barry. 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.

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. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.