Easter working for Severn Trent to reduce traffic congestion
29 March 2016
Severn Trent’s £2 million investment in Shrewsbury’s water pipes is progressing well and the company has announced the next part of its project, which will be completed during the Easter school holiday.
The work, which will replace water pipes at the Longden Road and Roman Road roundabout, started last week (Thursday 24 March) as Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “Local residents will know that we’ve been replacing water pipes in the Roman Road area of the town after a number of bursts had left our customers without water supply. This work is going well and we’ve made our way along Roman Road towards Longden Road.
“As part of this project, we need to replace the pipes on the Roman Road / Longden Road roundabout and we’re very conscious that this is a busy route to the local schools. So we’re jumping forward to do this part of work during the school holiday to reduce the impact we have on local traffic. Once complete we’ll head back to where we’re currently working on Roman Road.
“The work on the roundabout will take two weeks to complete and we’ve had to close this part of the road to traffic and put a diversion in place. This is to make sure we keep everyone safe, while we lay the new pipes.”
The company confirmed that it will be removing the one way traffic system on Roman Road, while working on Longden Road roundabout, but will need to use temporary traffic lights on the junction, to help with the flow of traffic over the Easter break, before returning on the evening of Sunday 10 April.
“We’d like to thank the local residents for their support and patience and hopefully by working through the Easter holidays we’ll reduce congestion for the local community. This work is important and will help us to keep the water running for our customers for years to come.”