Upgrading the gas network in Sketty

Wales & West Utilities is progressing well with its work to upgrade over 2 kilometres of gas pipes in the Gower Road area of Sketty.

The £468,000 investment work, which started in May, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. Barring any engineering difficulties, it will finish towards the end of the year.

As part of the next phase of work Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Swansea Council to agree a traffic management plan. Between the 11 September – 15 October this will include:

  • A one-way road closure for north west bound traffic (from the direction of Uplands towards Penyrheol) on Gower Road, from the junction of De La Beche Road to the junction of Dillwyn Road
  •  A one-way system will be in place directing the north west bound traffic via De La Beche Road and a local diversion route will be clearly signposted
  • During this time the east entrance to Eversley Street will be unaffected and the West exit, from Eversley street where it joins Gower Road, will allow traffic to right turn only

Advance notice will be given to local residents and motorists.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

“We are progressing well with this essential work and would like to thank local people for bearing with us.

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