As part of the Great Western Rail Line electrification programme Wales & West Utilities is to do work on the gas network which will involve a road closure on Jarvis Street, Bristol. 

The closure will be in place from 9.30am on Monday 14 November and we anticipate it will be in place for up to six weeks. Two-way traffic lights will also be in place on Barrow Road while we are working.

This work is part of Network Rail’s electrification programme between Swansea and London.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service which serves Wales and the south west of England, is working with Network Rail to divert gas pipes on and surrounding the bridges that Network Rail will be working on.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Bristol City Council to plan this essential work.

Wales & West Utilities Project Manager, Gareth Cook, said:

“This work is part of a much wider programme and is essential in the rail electrification project. We will work as quickly and as safely as possible to make sure that we get the job finished with minimal disruption for local people.”

Once we start work, people can always approach the team on site with any questions. Our Customer Service Team is also ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on free phone 0800 912 2999 or by Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or  

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service that serves Wales and the south west of England, puts customers at the heart of the business and is rated the top utility company in the UK for customer service. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. 

The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.