Road closure for gas pipe upgrade work in Wells

January 06 2021
Road closure for gas pipe upgrade work in Wells

WALES & West Utilities is to start a ten-week gas pipe upgrade scheme in Wells on January 11.

The work will mean a road closure on Priory Road from the junction of Strawberry Way Roundabout to outside number 2 Turner Court. A diversion route will be signposted.

This section of the road will be closed throughout the scheme which, barring any engineering difficulties, is due to complete by March 26.

Three-way traffic lights will be in place on the roundabout of Strawberry Way, East Somerset Way and Glastonbury Road from January 11 to February 19.

Two-way traffic lights will be in place on Glastonbury Road from February 19 to March 26.

The company says that 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.

Wales & West Utilities’ Christopher Soper is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said: “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.”

The company’s Customer Service Team is ready to take calls if people have any questions about the work. They can be contacted on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk.

Alternatively, contact them on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities.