A busy road in north Bristol will be closed for three weeks as work on a new gas pipeline continues. Part of Westbury Road will be closed from tomorrow (Tuesday, November 21) until Monday, December 11.
The road will be closed between the junctions of Southfield Road and Westbury Hill. Wales & West Utilities is working to upgrade the gas pipes in the Westbury Road area of Henleaze as part of a £675,000 investment project.
Motorists and residents have already faced months of disruption since July as the gas pipes were upgraded as part of the project. During the new works access to Redmaids’ High School, in Westbury road, will be moved to Falcondale Road.
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Motorists have also been advised to allow additional time for their journeys due to increased traffic. Wales & West Utilities has said the work is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses for years to come.
Following the road closure, rolling two-way traffic lights will continue to be in place along Westbury Road until Friday, December 22. Simon Lee, from Wales & West Utilities said that overall the lengthy project is progressing well, and has thanked residents and motorists for their patience.
He added: “We know that working in areas like these is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area. 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.”
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