A £165,000 project to upgrade part of the gas network in Bala will soon be underway. 

Wales & West Utilities will carry out the work, which starts on September 18, in the Castle Street area. 

Adam Smith from Wales & West Utilities, who is managing the gas pipe upgrade work, 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 the Gwynedd area. 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.

“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.


“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.”

The company has worked with Gwynedd Council to plan the scheme. Phased road closures will be in place throughout the work.

Residents and businesses affected by the work will receive further information ahead of the work starting.