A ONE-WAY system will be put in place in Abergavenny next week as gas supply work is carried out.

Wales and West Utilities is starting essential work to upgrade the gas network in the Lower Monk Street area of Abergavenny.

The work will take four weeks to complete.

The work, which will keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses will begin on Monday, October 11 and, barring any engineering difficulties, is expected to complete by Sunday, November 7.

As part of the work, it has been agreed with Monmouthshire County Council and South Wales Trunk Road Agency that a one-way system will be in place in Lower Monk Street.

A local diversion route will be signposted.


Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and 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 Abergavenny.

"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. 

“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.

"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.

“To support communities through Coronavirus, we’re working hard to keep the gas flowing so local people are safe and warm.”