Long Eaton and Sandiacre motorist are about to face a seven month road works nightmare as a water pipe replacement scheme is set to begin. Severn Trent are investing more than a quarter of a million pounds to replace water pipes in Long Eaton and Sandiacre to provide a reliable water supply for the future.
Work is scheduled to start on Monday 16th January and is expected to take around seven months. Roads that will be affected in the first phase are Sandiacre: Derby Road, Longmoor Lane, Victor Crescent, Lock Lane, Margaret Avenue, Hayworth Road and Dorothy Avenue. Long Eaton: Dovedale Avenue, Rosedale Close, Sterndale Road and Monsaldale Close.
In recent years a number of pipes have burst in the area and the water company has now taken the decision to make a significant investment to improve supplies. Mike Holder, from Severn Trent, explains: “This is a big investment for Long Eaton and Sandiacre as we’re very aware that, recently, the pipes there haven’t been as reliable as we’d like and, after several bursts, we realised we needed to take action to stop it happening so often in the future. In total we’ll be replacing around 5km of pipes to help reduce interruptions in supply to both residents and businesses and spending around £260,000."
Mike added: “This is a big project and we expect it will take around seven months to complete so we want to work with people in the area to minimise disruption to their daily life as much as possible. We’ll be working as quickly as possible to get the new pipes in place but there will be some traffic restrictions while the work is completed. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience this causes but the new pipes will make a huge difference to water supplies in both towns.”