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One lane is closed on Lensfield Road in Cambridge this week while Anglian Water carries out essential sewer repairs. 

The work has been scheduled by the highways authority to coincide with the summer holidays to minimise disruption. The repair is expected to be completed before the end of the month.

It’s one of a series of essential sewer repairs to take place in the city in the coming months.

Two sewers on Regent Street will be repaired in September. No road closure is required for either of the jobs but there will be two-way traffic lights in place. Finally a repair on Bene’t Street will be completed in October.

Emma Staples from Anglian Water said: “We appreciate these sewers are on main roads or shopping routes and we’re sorry for any disruption the work may cause. It’s hard to find a convenient time for this type of job, especially in such a thriving city as Cambridge, but we’ve taken extra steps to make sure we could schedule most of the work over the quieter school summer holiday period, as recommended by the highways authority.

“The sewers in Cambridge are deep with many other utilities and services to negotiate when you start digging underground. This makes the repairs complicated and sometimes time consuming, but we’re aiming to finish as soon as possible on each.”

All businesses on the affected streets remain open as usual.


For more information contact: Anglian Water Press Office on 0871 677 0123

1) Lensfield Road sewer repairs from 10 August for three weeks. One lane closed with traffic lights – currently running on schedule and aiming to finish ahead of time.
2) Regent Street sewer repairs, near De Luca Cucina restaurant, starting 7 September for two weeks. No road closure but two way lights will be in place
3) 68 Regent Street sewer repairs starting 21 September for two weeks. No road closure but two way lights will be in place
4) Bene’t Street sewer repairs starting October.