Temporary traffic lights to be installed on Norwich road for 14 weeks
PUBLISHED: 07:12 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:19 02 October 2018
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Motorists are being warned to expect delays as traffic lights are put on a busy Norwich road for 14 weeks as Anglian Water installs 2.7km of pipeline.
The firm will begin the work on installing the second phase of a new water main in Bowthorpe on Monday, October 8.
The work, costing £1.6million, will connect Colney and Bowthorpe Water Towers, to provide a water supply for any future developments.
The traffic lights will be in place on Three Score Road and Chapel Break Road for the 14 weeks.
Work will also take place on Barnard Road for seven weeks from Wednesday, November 14.
Rolling road works will be in place during these works, meaning work will only be carried out on short sections of the road at a time.
Anglian Water hopes that this will reduce disruption to motorists in the area.
Regan Harris, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “Norwich is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities with a thriving economy, so it’s essential that our network can meet the demands of a growing population, is resilient for the future, and allows us to move water around easily.
Working hours will be between Monday and Friday, with occasional weekend work if required, to get the work completed as soon as possible.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience these works may cause and we will do our best to minimise disruption wherever possible.
“We would also like to thank our customers for their patience and co-operation whilst these essential works are completed.”
Anglian Water has already installed 600m of the new water main on Three Score Road as part of the scheme between April and July this year.
The overall project is expected to be completed in April 2019.
Chapel Break Road and Three Score Road connect the Dereham Road and the Watton Road, next to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The work comes as Anglian Water revealed it plans to invest £6.5bn into the region to meet increasing demand from the growing population with reduced rainfall.
More information about the works can be found at www.anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea.
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