NINE weeks of gasworks in Torquay town centre are due to begin at the end of the month.
A drop-in information event is being held on Tuesday January 14, 4-7pm at Torbay Community & Voluntary Action, Castle Road, Torquay.
Wales & West Utilities is planning an investment programme to upgrade the gas network in parts of Torquay town centre to improve services for gas users.
Work is due to start at the end of January to avoid the Christmas season.
It is thought the work will take approximately nine weeks.
The project involves the installation of 750 metres of new plastic gas pipe with a lifespan of more than 80 years. – During the course of the scheme, work will be taking place in:
• Union Street
• Stentiford Hill Road
• Market Street
• Queen Street
• Tor Hill Road
• Temperance Street
There will be a temporary road closure in place on Pimlico from Market Street to Stentiford Hill Road.
This will be in place from Monday January 27 until Friday February 21.
Wales & West Utilities project manager for the scheme Matthew Isaac said, “We are writing to all those who live and work in the vicinity of the planned works to invite them to the drop-in information event. “We hope that people will come along and meet us and find out more about the project and ask any questions they may have of the project team, who will be pleased to help.
“Whilst we are working it will be business as usual for local traders, and we will put up signs that clearly show this. We assure everyone that we will try to minimise inconvenience as much as possible while we are working in the town centre.”
The company is working with Torbay Council’s highways department.
Progress updates will be posted regularly on the firm’s website. The work is being carried out on behalf of Wales & West Utilities by contractors Morrison Utility Services.