Wales & West Utilities has completed work to upgrade gas pipes in the Plymouth Road area of Tavistock two weeks early.

The work, which started in January, involved upgrading nearly 1,500 metres of gas pipes and was essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come.

Wales & West Utilities worked closely with both Devon County Council to plan the work and rolling multi-way traffic lights were in place throughout.

Wales & West Utilities Abby Smith managed the gas pipe upgrade work and said:

We’re happy to have finished this work early and want to thank everyone who lives and works in the area for bearing with us while we completed this essential work.

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

This work was 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.

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.