Work will begin on a large-scale sewer to expand the network in Milton Keynes later this month. 

The scheme by Anglian Water, will take approximately seven months to complete, and will service the 6,600 homes making up the Redlawns housing development in the west of the town.

The project is scheduled to begin on 21st July with 1,500 metres of pipeline being installed. Trenchless techniques will be used to help complete the work as quickly as possible, with the minimum disruption to customers.

Satnam Kaur from Anglian Water said: “This work is vital to support the growing population of Milton Keynes. A project of this scale will inevitably cause some disruption to residents and commuters in the area and we’re sorry for this. However, we hope customers will understand the importance of the scheme and the benefits once it is complete.

“We will be keeping customers informed throughout the course of the project via the media, social media and regular updates on our website. We have also written to local schools and businesses in the area.”

During the course of the project it will be necessary to close the westbound carriageway of Dansteed Way between the Lodge and Crownhill roundabouts from September 2014 to mid-February 2015. Signs will be in place showing the approved diversion route.

The junction of High Street and Kensington Drive with Dansteed Way will remain open. Sections of the Redway are also being closed between August 2014 and February 2015, again the diversion will be clearly signposted.