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Burnham High Street ... included in the closures. PHOTO: Jeff Searle

Burnham on Sea gas pipe upgrade to begin in the New Year

WALES and West Utilities is set to spend £185,000 to upgrade gas pipes in Burnham-on-Sea.

Work will start in Victoria Street on January 10 and should be completed by the end of April.

As a result the following traffic management will be in place:

  • A southbound only one-way system on Victoria Street between January 10 and March 4
  • A westbound only one-way system on Princess Street between January 31 and February 25
  • Road closures on Regent Street, George Street and High Street between January 31 and March 11. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.
  • A footpath closure restricting access between Victoria Street and Oxford Street, and a westbound only one-way system on College Street between February 14 and  February 25.
  • A road closure on Chapel Street between February 28 and March 25. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

All local businesses will be open as usual.

Works manager Jake Sami said: “While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Burnham on Sea.

“Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

“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.”

If you have any questions about the work you can call on freephone 0800 912 2999 or email



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