Emergency gas pipe repair work has begun this morning, Thursday 19th November, on Windsor Bridge Road in Bath following damage caused by third party contractors last week.
In agreement with Bath & North East Somerset Council, two-way traffic lights will be in place on Windsor Bridge Road while the permanent repair work is carried out.
The lights will be in place from today, Thursday 19th November and work is anticipated to be complete, and the lights removed, by Friday 4th December.
Engineers will be working 10-hour days and during the weekends to complete the essential work as safely and as quickly as possible.
Wales & West Utilities Shaun Lawrence is the project manager for this work. He said: “We’re sorry for the disruption this work is going to cause and appreciate the patience of local road users.
“After contractors damaged the gas pipe, which resulted in a gas leak, earlier this month, we completed a temporary repair but now need to complete a permanent repair.
“This is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat homes as we approach the winter period.
“We’ll be working as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure the work is completed in a timely fashion, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.
“When our engineers are working in the road they will be following clear guidelines to keep themselves and our customers safe. If you are passing our work site, we respectfully ask that you keep a 2m distance.”