Sidbury residents thanked as weeks of work to upgrade gas pipes ends

Residents and traders in Sidbury have been thanked for their patience while weeks of work took place to replace gas pipes.

Wales & West Utilities on Friday (May 27) announced the end of the £45,000 work – which started in early April to upgrade gas pipes in the Furzehill and Higher Greenhead areas of Sidbury.

Jake Sami, who managied the Wales & West Utilities gas pipe upgrade work, said the planned upgrade finished on time.

He said: “We’re happy to have finished this upgrade work on time and want to thank everyone who lives and works in the area for bearing with us while we completed this essential 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 Sidbury. 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.”

He added: “This work was 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 gas pipes’ upgrade, which began on April 11 until May 13, was carried out to make the network ready to transport green, zero-carbon fuel, and renewable natural gas.

During the work period, road closures and traffic diversions were put in place.

As part of the work in Sidbury, Wales & West Utilities also recently completed a £165,000 scheme to upgrade gas pipes in the Cotford Road area.

A Wales & West spokesperson said: ”Wales & West Utilities has completed work to upgrade gas pipes in Sidbury.

“The £45,000 work, in Furzehill and Higher Greenhead, began last month and was essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses.

“Wales & West Utilities worked with Devon County Council to plan the work, which involved traffic management.”

Road closure and diversion planned for Sidbury while ‘essential’ gas pipe upgrade work continues



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