gas network in Prestatyn

Upgrading the gas network in Prestatyn 

Wales & West Utilities is starting its final phase of work to upgrade over 2.4 kilometres of gas pipes in the Meliden Road area of Prestatyn next week.

Wales & West Utilities, which has been working on the £480,000 investment work since April, is on track to finish the project in October. As part of the final section of work, the gas emergency and pipeline service has agreed with Denbighshire County Council that a road closure will be in place on Clwyd Avenue, at its junction with High Street. Four-way traffic lights will also be in place on Meliden Road, outside the Cross Foxes public house. These traffic measures are expected to be in place between 11 September – 6 October.

Advance warning signs are in place and motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

The work is part of Wales & West Utilities £2 million investment in Denbighshire’s gas network over the course of the next two years which will help to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses long into the future.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Williams is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

“We are pleased with the progress of our work and are on track to complete it on time.

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