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Reducing the risk of sewer flooding

As you may be aware, we’ve been working on Swan Avenue to install an additional surface water sewer to reduce the risk of sewer flooding to local homes.

Our contract partners, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), have been working since October to complete the project.

We had hoped to complete this by Christmas and although work is progressing well we’ve encountered some difficult ground conditions and we’ve come across other utilities that we’ve had to hand dig around to be able to lay the pipe at the correct llevel which has slowed progress. As this is a gravity sewer it’s important that the pipe is laid at the correct level. 

This means that we won’t complete the work before Christmas and we’ll need to return in the New Year.

Over the Christmas period we’ll leave site and restore our working area with temporary tarmac, Swan Avenue will be reopened to traffic by 22 December.

From Monday 15 January 2018, we’ll return to complete the work. To allow us to work safely we’ll need to close Swan Avenue from the junction of Canary Drive to Nightingale Walk. 

We expect to complete the project by the beginning of February 2018 but this is weather dependant and may be delayed if we encounter adverse weather conditions.

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