£80k gas works for town

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 January 2011

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MAJOR gas works in Axbridge will cost Wales & West Utilities £60,000.

The company is installing 270 metres of new plastic gas pipe in West Street.

Work begins on Monday and is expected to take seven weeks to complete.

A temporary road closure will be in place until March 11 and diversions will be in place.

Traffic will be allowed to use St Mary Street, Jubilee Road, Cheddar Road, the A371 and Houlgate Way as an alternative to West Street.

Ian Waite, Wales & West Utilities project officer, said: “We have been working closely with the local Highways Authority and I have contacted local residents and businesses in the immediate vicinity to notify them of the project.

“Businesses in Axbridge will be open as usual and deliveries will be accommodated.”

The work is part of Wales & West Utilities’ multi-million pound programme, to replace old metal pipes with new plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years.

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