A SIX-WEEK project to upgrade old water pipes near Astwood Bank is set to begin in early January.
Severn Trent will start the scheme on a section of the B4090 Salt Way on January 7 with a road closure and diversions in place until early spring.
The work will replace 1km of water pipes between Edgioake Lane and The Ridgeway, and will reduce the risk of burst pipes in the future.
Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “This project is part of a £1.4 million investment into the Redditch area which aims to modernise our water pipes so customers are less likely to face leaks or bursts.
“Water pipes on Salt Way are showing their age and so we want to replace them with brand new ones to ensure a reliable water supply.”
A road closure will be in place to allow our engineers to work safely, with a ‘clearly signposted diversion’ there throughout the work.
“Our customers want water whenever they need it so this work will hugely improve our network, now and for future generations,” added Gareth.
According to Severn Trent, local residents and business owners are being kept updated on the planned work through face-to-face meetings and by post.
Full pedestrian and residential access will be maintained throughout, while the diversion around Salt Way will see motorists being directed onto the A441 and B4092.