WORK to upgrade more than 3,700 metres of gas pipes in Prestatyn is due to start later this month.

The work, worth £825,000 and carried out by Wales & West Utilities, will benefit the Fforddisa area of the town, and is scheduled to finish by next spring.

It will help keep gas flowing safely and reliably to homes and businesses, ensuring people stay warm for generations to come.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Denbighshire County Council to plan the works.


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It has been agreed that traffic management, including road closures and traffic lights, will be in place as the works progress.

The company will be liaising with those affected in the community. 

The works will cause the following traffic management provisions:

  • The Meadows, April 29 - June 7 (traffic control - give and take).
  • St Chads Way, April 29 - June 7 (traffic control - give and take).
  • Heather Crescent, May 13 - June 7 (traffic control - give and take).
  • Fforddisa, May 27 - June 7 (road diversion).
  • Canterbury Drive, May 27 - June 7 (road closure).
  • Ffordd Ffynnon, June 4-21 (traffic control - multi-way signals).
  • Woodland Lane, July 1-12 (road closure).
  • St Andrews Drive, July 15-26 (road closure).
  • Ffordd Penrhwylfa, July 18 - August 6 (traffic control - multi-way signals).
  • Fairview Avenue, July 22 - August 12 (traffic control - multi-way signals).
  • Princes Avenue, July 29 - September 2 (traffic control - multi-way signals).
  • Meadows Lane, August 12 - September 2 (road closure).

Adam Smith, of Wales & West, is managing the work, and said: “We know that working in areas like this is not ideal.

“But it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future.

“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.

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

“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.”