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Anglian Water to begin work in Spalding to allow for future growth

26 June 2019

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Anglian Water is investing £512,118 to install one kilometre of new water main in Spalding. The work will begin next week and will supplement the existing supply of the town; ensuring current pressures are maintained as demand grows in the area.

 

The work, which is expected to commence on Monday 1st July, will begin in fields off Monk House Lane, before continuing onto a section of Pennygate and finishing the final section between Chatterton water tower and Spalding United Football Club, is expected to be completed by the end of September.

 

David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “Operating in one of the fastest growing areas in the UK, this scheme in Spalding will support future growth and ensure that the current water network is maintained amid periods of higher demand.

 

“This is just another example of our commitment to make sure that our network is ready to meet the demands of a growing population. This year alone, we’re spending £33million on schemes exactly like this one across the East of England to refurbish and renew parts of our extensive 37,000km network.

 

“A large portion of our works will be completed in neighbouring fields in order to minimise disruption for local residents.”

 

Work has been scheduled in progressive phases during the summer holiday to reduce the impact on local residents, helping to minimise disruption where possible.

 

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. If customers have any queries, they can contact our customer service team on 03457 145 145 or visit anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea for the latest information on this work.

 

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Notes to editors:
After completing initial work in the neighbouring fields off Monkhouse Lane, a road closure will be in place on Pennygate between the Hannam Boulevard and Monkhouse Lane junctions from 29 July 2019 for five weeks.

 

Following this, pipework will also be installed between the Chatterton Water Tower and Spalding United Football Club. To allow this, temporary road closures will be in place on Winfrey Avenue and the access road to the bus station and retail park. This will take place from 05 August for approximately six weeks. The alternative access route into the retail park will be via the A151 and Swan Street.

 

Lastly, to connect the final stage of the work, a lane closure will be on place with temporary traffic lights on Kings Road on 19 August for approximately two weeks. Advanced warning signs will be put in place to notify local residents of the upcoming works and diversion routes will be clearly signposted.