Wales & West Utilities is working to upgrade gas pipes in the Alexandra Road area of Mutley.

The work will take place for two weeks, beginning on 6 November, and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses.

As part of the work Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Plymouth City Council and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place throughout. This includes:

  • Alexandra Road, which will be closed on the North East bound carriageway from Mutley Plain to the junction with Moor View Terrace

o From North Hill the diversion route will follow Mutley Plain, Greenbank Road, Tothill Avenue, Tothill Road, Cattedown roundabout, Embankment Road, Old Laira Road, Lipson Vale and Alexandra Road.

o From Mutley Plain it will follow Mutley Plain, Greenbank Road, Totshill Road, Cattedown roundabout, Embankment Road, Old Laira Road, Lipson Vale and Alexandra Road.

  • Moor View Terrace, where a lane will be closed from Alexandra Road to the rear of number 13 Mutley Plain
  • The removal of the one-way restriction which is in place on Finsbury Lane. This will allow deliveries to the rear of businesses in the area

o From Alexandra Road traffic will follow Alexandra Road, Mutley Plain, Moor View Terrace and Finsbury Lane.

o From Moor View Terrace it will follow Moor View Terrace and Finsbury Lane.

Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

Wales & West Utilities David Murdoch is managing this work and said:

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.

This work is essential to upgrade part of the gas network in Mutley and we will work as quickly and as safely as possible to complete it, whilst keeping disruption to a minimum.

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

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.