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Pen-y-turnpike road to close for six week due to gas pipe upgrades

 

Wales and West Utilities have informed residents in Dinas Powys that Pen-y-turnpike road will close from Monday 26th July for approximately six weeks, as gas upgrade work is undertaken.

The £300,000 work, which started this week, involves upgrading 2 kilometres of gas pipes in the area and will finish in January next year, keeping local people safe and warm for generations to come. 

To keep disruption to a minimum, Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Vale of Glamorgan Council to plan the work. So that engineers and the local community are kept safe during the work, it has been agreed that traffic management will be used.

This will involve a road closure on Pen-Y-Turnpike Road from 26 July – 5 September. A diversion route will be clearly signposted, and access will be maintained for residents.

Adam Smith, Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller "While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Dinas Powys. 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."

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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."

We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, whilst 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."

Anyone with you have any questions about our work contact Wales and West Utilities on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk.

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