Gas works in Ponsanooth could take a minimum of 10 months

By Max Goodman

23rd May 2023 | Local News

Road closure measures could be in place for 10 months
Road closure measures could be in place for 10 months

Wales & West Utilities has announced that they will be carrying gas works for the next 10 months in the Ponsanooth area and there will be road closure measures in place.

The company says the work, which starts on 2 June, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. The company also stated that barring any engineering difficulties, the work will finish in March next year.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Cornwall Council to plan the scheme and it has been agreed that traffic management, including traffic lights and localised road closures, will be in use throughout. Road closures and diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

However, on the website, there is yet to be any confirmed details on which roads will be closed and when. Nub News has contacted Wales & West Utilities for more information.

Wales & West Utilities Abby Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. She 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 Ponsanooth. 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."

Wales & West Utilities have a Customer Service Team ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

Alternatively, they say you can contact them on Twitter @WWUtilities or Nub News has also noticed that the Facebook link is not currently working and has notified the company of the problem.

If you smell gas or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call 0800 111 999 straight away, and their engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.


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