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175,000 essential gas upgrade work to start in Plymouth

Posted on: 05/03/2020

Gas pipe upgrade to begin in Plymouth

Wales & West Utilities is to start a £175,000 gas pipe upgrade scheme in the Fleet Street area of Plymouth.

The work, which begins next Monday (16 March), is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come. It involves upgrading 873 metres of gas pipes and, barring any engineering difficulties, is expected to be complete by the end of July.

To plan the work Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Plymouth City Council to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum. It has been agreed that traffic will be able to access Fleet Street from a southbound direction, however rolling sections of the northbound lane will be closed to traffic. Advance warning signs will be in place and all traffic will be directed across to Admiralty Street, before re-joining Fleet Street after the closed section.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Plymouth. 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. 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 will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller, Roxanne Whittaker

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 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or 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 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.

Our team is also working on 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 make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.