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Gas pipe upgrade to begin in Swindon

Posted on: 07/02/2020

Wales & West Utilities is to carry out essential gas works in the Kingshill Road area of Swindon.

The work, which runs from 17-21 February, is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses and so local people are kept safe and warm for generations to come.

It has been agreed with Swindon Borough Council that traffic management will be in place during the week’s work. This involves a lane closure on the inbound lane of the Wootton Basset Road (A3102). The lane will be closed from the roundabout at Great Western Way to the junction of Kingshill Road (A4289). Clear signage will be in place and the area will be marshalled between 7am-7pm. Access will be maintained for people needing to travel to the junction of Redposts Drive and The Runner, as well as for those businesses located between Great Western Way and Redposts Drive. Ahead of the work Wales & West Utilities will be speaking to local residents and businesses affected by the plans.

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.

Most of the gas network is underground and out of sight but it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Swindon and the surrounding areas. 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 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, Mick Gallavin

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.