Work to upgrade the gas pipes in the Burnt Oak area of Sidbury is set to enter its final phase.

Wales & West Utilities says the £40,000 investment work will keep gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses for generations to come.

It will also make sure the network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane as part of a greener energy future.

The last phase of work will start on Monday, October 2 and will finish by the end of the month, barring any engineering difficulties.

A road closure will be in place on the A375 between Two Bridges Road and Chapel Street between October 2 and 27.

Residents will be informed ahead of the work starting and motorists are advised to allow extra travelling time.

Roxanne Whittaker, who is managing the upgrade work, said: “We are pleased with the progress of our work and are on track to complete it on time.

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Sidbury.

“We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.”

You can contact the Wales & West customer service team by phoning 0800 912 2999.