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Reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Notton

We’re working on a £50,000 project to repair a section of damaged sewer under George Lane in Notton to reduce the risk of sewer flooding to local homes and the road.

Our contract partners, Barhale and Indepth Civils, will be working from Monday 6 November for around two weeks.

Closure of George Lane

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the work and to protect the safety of both the on-site team and road-users, a short section of George Lane will be closed for the duration of the project. 

We’ve liaised with the local Highways department and agreed that George Lane will be closed to through traffic between the junction with Manor Close and the entrance to Manor Farm. A fully signed diversion route will be in place which can be seen below. 

Access to Manor Close won’t be affected but vehicles must follow the diversion route. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Vehicle access to properties within the closure may be affected at times but the site team will contact residents before starting any work that will have an impact on access.


As a result of the road closure, regular buses will be impacted and Metro have arranged a shuttle bus service to allow a connection to the main bus routes from Royston. Buses will follow the diversion route and the shuttle bus will be from the bus stops on George Lane in the centre of Notton village towards Notton Lane. No bus stops will be serviced from the west side of the junction with Manor Close including the ones near Mill Lane. 

The service will be Monday to Saturday 5.40am to 6pm and Sunday 8.40am to 5pm. Please be advised that this is not a replacement service. 

Journey times are likely to be impacted; Metro have estimated that most journeys should only be affected by an extra ten minutes. Please contact Metroline on 0113 2457676 to see how this will affect your journey. More information on buses can also been seen on the map below.

We’ll be working seven days a week to complete the work faster and normal working hours will be from 8am to 6.30pm. Local residents may notice some additional noise, traffic and personnel in the area during this important work but please be assured we’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you in advance patience.

Water and sewerage services won’t be affected and we won’t need access to properties during this project; before letting anyone into your home please make sure you ask for identification.

Local businesses are open as usual and we ask that you please continue to support them during this time.


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