Nearly six weeks of work to upgrade part of the gas network in the Burnt Oak area of Sidbury will begin on Monday, October 17.

Wales & West Utilities said the £100,000 investment work is essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses. It is scheduled to finish by the end of November.

Rolling traffic lights will be in place as works progress. It might also be necessary to close the A375 Chapel Street between Monday, November 7 and Friday 11, but this will not be known until the work starts and the engineering requirements are known.

Motorists are advised to allow extra travelling time.

Travis Wheatle is managing the gas pipe upgrade work for Wales & West Utilities. 

He said: “We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, whilst keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.”

The company's customer service team can be contacted on Freephone 0800 912 2999 or