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The Pipeline- Lickhill to Frankley - The Pipeline


First phase

01 May 2019

Estimated completion date
Upcoming work
Phase 4 – Due to complete 2019

With the pipeline now complete we will carry out testing prior to commissioning.

Phase 3 - December 2017 to May 2019

During this phase we will fill in the pipeline trench. Activities will include provision for drainage and topsoil replacement reinstating the ground to its original condition, erecting fences and replanting hedges.

Work in progress
Phase 2 - March 2017 to 2018

We have laid out (stringing) around 95% of the pipes ready to put in to the ground, with 17km already laid in trenches. We will continue to lay these out over the coming months. We continue to create access roads and entrances to our works along the route of the pipe, carefully removing some fences and hedgerows. We have started laying the pipeline in places such as Lickhill, Romsley, Mustow Green and Kingsway. This involves excavation of the trench and welding pipe sections together. We have started to dig shafts and create tunnels where the pipeline passes underneath major roads, rivers and railways, in these places the road will remain open with no interruption. There are a small number of minor road crossings where we need to dig a trench across the road and will therefore need to close the roads for a short period. Advance notice will be given of any road closure.

Work completed
Phase 1 - March 2017 to May 2017

We have been carrying out preparation and groundwork throughout the length of the pipeline. Activities included the removal of hedges and erection of fencing around the working area. We have also stripped topsoil within the working area. Drainage provision is now in place and site access will be created to adjacent roads. We have stripped away 99% of the topsoil along the route and have treated some of this too. We have marked out much of the route.

Start date

01 Mar 2017

Traffic Lights on Bromsgrove Road - 30th April 2018

Traffic Lights on Bromsgrove Road - 30th April 2018

There will be two way traffic lights on Bromsgrove Road for a fortnight, as we lay our pipe across the road. Our work will commence on 30th April 2018.

  • Roads effected:
  • Bromsgrove Road

There are currently no disruptions

There are currently no disruptions

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Meet the team

Chris Humphreys

Severn Trent Community Officer

Sharron Doyle

Severn Trent Programme Manager

Dave Sidaway

Barhale Project Manager

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