Local residents are being advised of planned work to upgrade gas pipes in the Bath Road area of Saltford in the New Year.
Wales & West Utilities will start the first phase of the £205,000 investment work on 2nd January and, barring any engineering difficulties will finish by the end of March.
The work, to upgrade over 1,000 metres of gas pipes, is needed to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses.
To plan the work Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Bath & North East Somerset Council and it has been agreed that two-way traffic lights will be in place on Bath Road for the duration.
Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said: “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.
“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Saltford.
“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.
“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, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales.