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Anglian Water to begin mains diversion in Lincoln City Centre

06 June 2019


Anglian Water will begin the diversion of its water main in Lincoln’s St Marks Square next Monday (10 June), by installing over 300metres of new water main in the area.


The diversion will make way for further construction as part of the redevelopment of the square. By collaborating with the developers of the site, the scheme will be completed alongside the on-going redevelopment work to minimise disruption for local residents. The work is expected to last for four months, finishing in September 2019.


David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “The redevelopment of St Marks Square will be of huge benefit to local residents, businesses and to the University of Lincoln. Collaboration is key to completing a redevelopment like this one so we’re pleased to be working closely with those involved to complete the work as quickly as possible.”


Working hours will be between 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with some weekend work required where needed. Work to connect the new pipe to the existing water network will take place overnight to avoid any disruption to customer’s supply. However, any customers who may be affected will be notified of this work in advance.


Further information can also be found on the Anglian Water “In Your Area” website at


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Notes to editors:
In order to divert the pipe, a section of Firth Road will be closed from the 08 July for approximately three weeks. In order to allow two-way traffic to flow through Firth Road, a no loading restriction will be in place near the Royal Mail sorting office, meaning Blue Badge holders will be unable to park along Firth Road.


Furthermore, a single lane closure on Beevor Street from 27 July for four weeks to allow work to be completed as quickly as possible. During the lane closure, this will mean one-way traffic from Tritton Road, down Beavor Street, exiting onto High Street. Once completed, the remaining work will continue within the development site of St Marks Square in order to minimise disruption for local residents.