Six weeks of roadworks set to begin in Portishead

PUBLISHED: 06:27 23 July 2017


Six weeks of roadworks will begin in Portishead tomorrow (Monday) to upgrade old gas supply pipes.

Two-way traffic lights will be in operation in Clevedon Road, as engineers need to replace almost 700m of pipes.

The £28,000 programme is being carried out by Wales & West Utilities and its programme controller Mick Gallavin said the work is unavoidable.

He said: “We know that working on roads like these is not ideal, but it really is essential to 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 be working hard to make sure that the work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible whilst also keeping disruption to a minimum.

“We’re very aware of the effect that our work can have on communities and commuters and we’re working closely with North Somerset Council to get this essential work done while causing the least inconvenience.”

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