plymouth gas pipes upgrade

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

The work is scheduled to take place for two weeks between 22 May and 6 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 from its junction with Outland Road to the junction of Corporation Road. This will affect traffic travelling from Outland Road onto Ham Drive, whilst the opposite carriageway will remain open. This will be in place between 29 May – 2 June.
  • Parking restrictions will be in place on St Pancras Avenue and Carnock Road. Residents will be communicated with to advise them of the plans.

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.

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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.