Wales & West Utilities is to carry out weekend work to repair a leak on the gas network on the A38 near Lee Mill, Plymouth.

The work will take place this coming weekend, 9-11 December, and next weekend, 16-19 December. During this time the dual carriageway will be reduced to one lane, both east and west bound, from 9pm on the Friday evening and will be open and operating as normal by 6am on the Monday.

Nigel Frude, Wales & West Utilities Operational Manager for Plymouth said:

“We want to let road users know that this work may have an effect on travelling times in the area.

“Unfortunately, working in areas like this is never easy but 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 our Customer Service Team is 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 upgraded to 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.