Work to install a brand new 2.5km long sewer in Wymondham is set to get underway this half term.
Anglian Water engineers will be working to install a 2.5km long sewer and will be working in the town for around 5 months, but the most disruptive work will be completed during the October half term to minimise any inconvenience.
During Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 29 Station Road will be closed between the junction at The Lizard, Silfield Road and Rightup Lane roundabout. Despite the road closure pedestrian and emergency services access will be maintained at all times. A diversion for vehicles will be in place throughout the duration of the work via Silfield Road and Ayton Road.
The water company is investing £1.5m in Wymondham’s sewer network to ensure the town has the latest infrastructure for the new homes in the area. Part of the work will also include the construction of a new pumping station, which will pump sewage to the nearby water recycling centre for it to be cleaned and treated before being put back into the environment.
Sarah Dobson, from Anglian Water said: “Water and sewerage services are vital to all our communities. That’s why we’re investing in the sewer network in Wymondham to enable sustainable growth.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience the works may cause locally. We’ve been working closely with the local highways team and took the decision to close Station Road during the October half term when traffic on this route is lighter. We aim to complete this section of the work as soon as possible, but we will be working in other parts of the town over the coming months.
“In order to lay the new sewer as quickly as possible and reduce traffic disruption we will be using a method called directional drilling. This means that wherever possible we will be drilling beneath peoples’ feet, rather than digging an open trench.”
Over the coming months Anglian Water’s engineering teams will be working in other areas of the town, as dates and traffic management measures are agreed, residents will be written to and kept informed. You can also keep up to date with the latest work happening in your area by visiting: www.anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea