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Wales & West Utilities is continuing with its work to upgrade gas pipes in the Illchester Road area of Yeovil.

The work, which began last month, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come and involves upgrading over 1,800 metres of gas pipes. 

Due to engineering difficulties, it has been agreed with Somerset Council that a revision to the the planned traffic management will be in place. This will now include:

  • 3-way temporary traffic lights which will be in place on Stiby Road, Illchester Road and Southway Drive during this weekend (16-18 February) and next (23-25 February). These will be taken down first thing on Monday morning and between Monday – Friday Stiby Road will be closed, and a one-way system will be in place on Illchester Road
  • Titinhull Road will be closed between 19 February – 8 March

The work is the first of three projects in Yeovil that are taking place during the early part of 2023 and involve upgrading the gas network to help keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come. Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Somerset Council over all planned works.

Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

Engineering difficulties has meant that we’ve had to change our plans, and this is likely to cause disruption.

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

Alternatively, you can contact us on X, formally known as Twitter @WWUtilities or https://www.facebook.com/wwutilities.

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.