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Essex & Suffolk Water to carry out major water mains improvement works in Bradwell

30 Aug Essex & Suffolk Water to carry out major water mains improvement works in Bradwell

The first phase of a major water mains improvement scheme being carried out by Essex & Suffolk Water on Beccles Road, Bradwell, will start on Monday 17 September.

This is a major scheme, which will involve the installation of 4.8km of new water main, and the construction of a new pumping station at the Lound Treatment Works. Work will be programmed across a number of phases to minimise disruption, and last for approximately nine months. The first phase will for around nine weeks.

The scheme will increase the capacity of the existing water network in the area, allowing Essex & Suffolk Water to provide a more efficient service to their customers.

Essex & Suffolk Water invited customers to a public exhibition on 1 August in Bradwell, to give residents the opportunity to find out more about the scheme. As a result of the feedback at the exhibition they have made the decision to have extra road warning signs prohibiting HGV vehicles travelling into the road closure.

While the mains replacement work is taking place there will be a phased road closure on Beccles Road, to allow the work to be carried out safely for both our workforce and general public. Diversion routes will be in place during this time. The proposed programme of road closures for 17 September to 18 November 2018 is as follows –

• Beccles Road closed from the junction with Burnet Road, the diversion will be via the B1534 and the A47.

Highways England will also be carrying out mainly daytime works in the area from the start of September for approximately 6 weeks. Highways England, Essex & Suffolk Water and the local council have been working together to do both works during phase one of Essex & Suffolk Water’s improvements, to ensure there is as little disruption as possible during this period.