New 2.5km sewer is to be built in Wymondham

Anglian Water

Anglian Water - Credit: Archant

Anglian Water estimates the work will take five months, but says the most disruptive work will be completed during the October half-term to minimise inconvenience.

During Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 29 Station Road will be closed between the junction at The Lizard, Silfield Road and Rightup Lane roundabout.

Pedestrians will still be able to pass by and there will be a diversion for vehicles via Silfield Road and Ayton Road.

The £1.5m project will also include building a new pumping station, which will pump sewage to a nearby water recycling centre for it to be cleaned and treated before being put back into the environment.

Sarah Dobson, from Anglian Water, said: 'Water and sewerage services are vital to all our communities. That's why we're investing in the sewer network in Wymondham to enable sustainable growth.

'We are sorry for any inconvenience the works may cause locally.

'We've been working closely with the local highways team and took the decision to close Station Road during the October half term when traffic on this route is lighter.

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'We aim to complete this section of the work as soon as possible, but we will be working in other parts of the town over the coming months.

'In order to lay the new sewer as quickly as possible and reduce traffic disruption we will be using a method called directional drilling. 'This means that wherever possible we will be drilling beneath peoples' feet, rather than digging an open trench.'

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