Road closures as Brixham gas pipes ungraded

Wales & West Utilities are upgrading gas pipes in Brixham

Wales & West Utilities are upgrading gas pipes in Brixham. Picture: Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com - Credit: Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Parking on Brixham Quay will be suspended while part of Overgang Road is closed for roadworks this month.

Until January 31, a road closure will be in place on Overgang Road between its junctions with The Quay and Blackball Lane.

For the duration of this road closure, parking will still be suspended on The Quay.

And between January 10 and February 4, road closures will be in place on Prospect Road and Station Hill. A diversion route will be signposted.

The closures are as Wales & West Utilities works to upgrade gas pipes in Brixham.

The work, in the Higher Furzeham Road area, began in October and involves upgrading over 1.5km of gas pipes and, barring any engineering difficulties, is due to finish in March.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Torbay Council to plan the work.

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Roxanne Whittaker from Wales & West Utilities is managing the work. She said: “We are making good progress with this work and would like to thank local people for their patience.

“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. 

“We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

“Our engineers are following all hygiene and social distancing guidelines and we would respectfully ask that you keep a 2m distance if passing our work site.”