Work to repair a damaged sewer on Regent Street, Cambridge will start next week. 

From Monday, March 6, a lane will be closed at the junction with Hills road, going into the city for four weeks.

Sarah Dobson from Anglian Water said: “We appreciate this sewer is on a busy main road and shopping route into the city, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience the work may cause. We hate disrupting customers and road users, but the work needs to be carried out and we'll be doing everything we can to minimise disruption.  

The water company will have teams working to repair the sewer 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to and from the city will be maintained with two lanes of free-flowing traffic running throughout the duration of the work.

She added: “Working to repair a sewer in Cambridge is no mean feat. Cambridge is a fast paced, fast growing, historic city with sewers buried deep underground.

“The sewer network is a vital part of infrastructure Cambridge’s residents and businesses rely on, but it’s easy to forget that it’s working under our feet 24/7, 365 days a year. Inevitably, with the huge amounts of used water Cambridge’s sewers treat every single day they need maintenance and repair from time to time.”

The repairs will involve digging down onto the sewer which is buried four metres underground and fixing the damaged section, negotiating water pipes, gas mains and electricity cables, before refilling the hole and resurfacing the road. Anglian Water teams will be working as quickly as possible throughout the duration of the work. The work will be completed by the end of the month.