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Gas pipe upgrade to begin in Brixham

Posted on: 19/01/2021

Wales & West Utilities is to carry out essential work to upgrade 1.2 kilometres of gas pipes in Brixham.

It will take place between 29 January – 19 March and is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses so local people are kept safe and warm for generations to come.

In planning the work, the gas emergency and pipeline service has liaised with Torbay Council and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place whilst work is ongoing. 

This will include temporary traffic lights on Brixham Road and Dartmouth Road between 29 January - 5 March. A road closure on Bridge Road will also be in place between 22 February – 19 March. A diversion route, along Bascombe Road and Dartmouth Road, will be clearly signposted during this time.

We know that working on roads 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 be working as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure the work is completed in a timely fashion, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

Our engineers are following all hygiene and social distancing guidelines and we would respectfully ask that you keep a 2m distance if passing our work site.

To power a green recovery from coronavirus, we’ll be working hard to keep the gas flowing safely today and to prepare the gas network to transport green gases, like biomethane and hydrogen, so it can play its part delivering green, sustainable energy in the future.

Roxanne Whittaker, Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller

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

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or 

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. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.