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Seven Trent to lay new water pipes along Ridgeway into Astwood Bank

Ross Crawford 16th Apr, 2019

SEVERN Trent is to begin the next phase of its major project to replace 12 kilometres of pipes in the Redditch area.

Forming part of a £1.4million investment in the area, work by the water company to replace aging pipes has already begun on The Ridgeway (A441), at the Salt Way and Alcester Heath junction.

This phase is expected to be completed towards the end of April, with temporary traffic lights in place while work continues.

Engineers will then move along the Ridgway, from Alcester Heath to Edgioke Lane this coming Monday, April 22, to do work which is expected to take 14 weeks to complete.

A temporary road closure is planned for through traffic, although access for homes, businesses and the emergency services will be maintained.

A signed diversion route will also be in place.

“As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts,” said Gareth Mead from Severn Trent, who is overseeing the work.

“We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it, which is why we’re laying new pipes along The Ridgeway in Redditch.

“We’re doing all we can to minimise disruption and keep everyone affected up to date with progress, and we’d like to ask the local community for their continued patience while we put the new pipes in place.

“Once all of the work is completed, the area will have a modern network which will provide water for many years to come.”

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