Wales & West Utilities is progressing well with its work to upgrade 1,800 metres of gas pipes in Yeovil.

The work, in the Dorchester Road area of the town, involves 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.

Work has been ongoing on Hendford Hill since May, and it has been agreed that the one-way system will be lifted on 19 July. Work on Hendford will continue under rolling traffic lights from the 17 July, whilst engineers will also move to the Preston Road area of the town between 20 July – 2 September. The gas emergency and pipeline service will then return to Brunswick Street after the school summer holidays.

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

The work in Yeovil is progressing well and we are pleased to be able to lift the one-way system and avoid the busy school holiday period.

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.

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.

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.