SILVER Street in Tiverton is to close for almost a month while gas main replacement works are carried out.

Wales and West Utilities will begin work on the site on March 4 and hope to have it completed by March 28.

Two-way lights will be in operation for around a week during this time at the junction of Bampton Street and Park Street.

A spokesman for the company said the works would help ‘ensure the safe and secure supply of gas to homes and businesses in the area for years to come.’ “We will be writing to all those who will be directly affected by our work to keep them updated on our progress and to let them know about this next phase of the scheme,” the spokesman said.

“We regret any inconvenience that this vitally important scheme causes and will do all we can to minimise inconvenience and complete the work as quickly as possible.

“The work forms part of our multi-million pound 30-year replacement programme across the south west of England and Wales, where we are replacing old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings with highly durable, non-corroding plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years.”