Traffic crossing the railway at St Clears will be manually controlled as Wales & West Utilities progresses with its work to upgrade part of the gas network in the Carmarthenshire village.
The £300,000 investment work, which started in September, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come. It involves upgrading gas pipes in the Station Road area of the town and, barring any engineering difficulties, it is on track to finish in March next year.
As part of the next phase of work, beginning on November 22, it has been agreed with Carmarthenshire County Council that Wales & West Utilities will manually control the traffic travelling over the rail crossing using ‘stop go’ signs. This traffic management will be in place for approximately five weeks and motorists are advised to allow sufficient travel time.
Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:
“We are pleased with the progress we’re making with this work.
“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Carmarthenshire. 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.”
The Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about this work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.
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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 them on 0800 111 999 straight away, and their engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.