Roadworks in Gorleston as sewer upgrades aim to reduce risk of flooding

Sewer upgrade in Gorleston has caused a road closure on Riverside Road

Sewer upgrade in Gorleston has caused a road closure on Riverside Road - Credit: Archant

Work has begun today to replace a sewer main on Riverside Road in Gorleston, to reduce the risk of flooding.

Sewer upgrade in Gorleston

Sewer upgrade in Gorleston - Credit: Archant

Work has begun today to replace a sewer main on Riverside Road in Gorleston, to reduce the risk of flooding.

It is part of a £260,000 Anglian Water scheme, which will see 93 metres of sewer installed alongside Baker Street and Riverside Road.

Over the next two weeks, Riverside Road will be closed near the junction with Baker Street. A marked diversion will be in place along High Street, Baker Street and Riverside Road.

After this, the road will reopen with traffic lights will be in place to allow access for local residents, businesses and to keep traffic moving. Anglian Water engineers will be working from 7:30am to 5:30pm as well as some weekends and nights to complete the work as quickly as possible.


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Work is scheduled to complete on February 3.

Regan Harris, from Anglian Water, said: 'This project will significantly reduce the chance of bursts on this section of pipe, which have been a problem for customers in the area over recent years.

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'We know how devastating flooding is and we do all we can to reduce the chance of it happening by continually investing in our network to keep it in good working order. This year alone, we're investing ?3.5m in replacing and upgrading this kind of pressurised pipework – and spend around ?30million every year to keep our sewers well-maintained and working properly.'

'We appreciate the work may cause some disruption, but we hope residents and road users will appreciate that this is essential work and will bring long term benefits to nearby homes and businesses.'

It forms part of Anglian Water's ?30million annual programme of work to replace and refurbish sewer mains across the region.

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