Anglian Water is set to begin work, 3 February, to install a new section of water main along the pedestrian Redway adjacent to Bletcham Way in Milton Keynes.
The new work, a £462,800 investment from the water company, will see almost 1km of new main installed along the Redway, supplementing the existing water supply; ensuring pressures are maintained as demand grows in the area.
David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “This new reinforcement pipe will allow us to pump a higher volume of water into the network, ensuring that we continue to keep taps running in Milton Keynes for years to come.
“Operating in one of the fastest growing areas in the UK, we’re continuing to ensure that we invest in schemes like this one across the East of England to refurbish and renew parts of our extensive 37,000km network to ensure it meets the demands of the population.”
Work will take place between the Brickhill Street and Tongwell Street junctions of Bletcham Way, and is expected to last for five months, being completed in July 2020. To allow teams to work safely in the area, the Redway will be closed in sections with diversions in place, with prior notice given.
In order to make connections to the existing network, traffic management will be in place for approximately one week on Bradbourne Drive, Twyford Lane and Elgar Grove, however access for residents and local businesses will be maintained.
Teams will be onsite from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend work to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
To find out more information, including the local bus routes that may be affected, please visit ‘In Your Area’ on the Anglian Water website at www.anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea.