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Newton Abbot gas works to begin

Posted on: 15/10/2019

Gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities is working in the Wolborough Road area of Newton Abbot for the next two weeks (25 October – 8 November).

The work 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.

To keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe, it has been agreed with Devon County Council that traffic management will be in place whilst work is ongoing. This will involve lane closures on Wolborough Road and Newfoundland Way, whilst there will be limited access along St Leonards Road. Motorists are advised to allow extra time to complete journeys

Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker is managing the work and said:

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Newton Abbot. 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 on roads like these 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.

“We’re very aware of the effect that our work can have on communities and commuters. We’ve working closely with Devon County Council to agree the best way to get this essential work done while causing the least inconvenience.”

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.

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