Work to upgrade and replace a sewer in Stowmarket continues, with Station Road East due to close on Monday, October 31. 

The sewer scheme will see a brand new two kilometre long sewer installed along Bury Road, Gipping Way, Navigation Approach and Tomo Road. Anglian Water are investing £1.1m in the Stowmarket Scheme, which started in June and have already installed over a kilometre new sewer pipe.

The scale of the work on Station Road East means the road will have to be closed for 3 weeks. During the road closure a clearly signposted diversion route will be in place, which will take traffic along Gipping Way, the A1308, the A1120, B115 and Stowupland Road.

The sewer will be installed and up and running in December.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “This stretch of the sewer system needs to be replaced to prevent leaks and sewer flooding for the residents of Stowmarket.

“We hope people will understand why this work is so essential, however, we also appreciate it will cause some disruption. There will be a diversion in place whilst the road is closed and access to the station and local businesses will be maintained via the diversion.

“Our engineers will be working extended hours and Saturdays to complete the work as quickly as possible. There will be open excavations and heavy machinery in operation on Station Road East and in order to keep our staff and customers safe the road had to be closed whilst this work was completed.”