Plymouth roads to close during 'essential' gas works

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Roads will be closed and temporary traffic lights put in place during "essential" gas works in Plymouth that will take more than two months to complete. Parking will also be suspended in a number of roads.

Wales & West Utilities is carrying out the work to upgrade the gas network in the Rendle Street area. The gas emergency and pipeline service is starting the work on June 17 and, barring any engineering difficulties, says it will finish at the end of August.

It says the the work is essential to keep gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. Ahead of the works, traffic management plans drawn up in liaison with Plymouth City Council have been announced for the duration of the works.

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This will see:

  • Four-way traffic lights on Anstis Street with the junctions with King Street and Octagon Street (17 June – 12 July)

  • A road closure on Alice Street from the junction of Octagon Street to rear of 18 Octagon Street (17 June – 12 July)

  • A parking suspension on Octagon Street between the junctions of King Street and Rendle Street (17 June – 12 July)

  • Four-way traffic lights on Octagon Street at the junctions of Anstis Street and King Street (17 June – 12 July)

  • Parking suspension on Rendle Street between the junctions with Octagon Street and Manor Street (1 – 26 July)

  • Parking suspension on Adelaide Street from side of 27 Adelaide Street, Stonehouse to junction of Manor Street (1 – 26 July)

  • Parking suspension on Manor Street from 25 Manor Street, Plymouth to the junction with Union Place (22 July – 27 August)

  • Road closure on Central Street, Plymouth (Manor Gardens) between the junctions with Manor Street and Octagon Street (22 July – 27 August)

Abby Smith of Wales & West Utilities, who is managing the work, 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 the Plymouth area. 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 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.

“This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future."

Anyone with questions about the works can contact the Wales & West Utilities customer service team on freephone 0800 912 2999.

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