Latest update on Severn Trent's £25 million project in Stroud

Monday 19 December 2022

Severn Trent’s £25million project to improve the sewer network in Stroud sees the company install over two miles of new pipes, upgrading many of the old Victorian sewers in the town, as well as removing the existing large sewer pipe that runs through the canal channel.  

The work will provide those living in Stroud with a sewer network with more capacity, helping to protect homes and businesses from blockages and flooding. 


Wales and West (Gas) and BT have now completed their work in Stroud Town Centre with Severn Trent and contract partners Galliford Try starting to install new sewer pipes in Nelson Street, Middle Street and Acre Street in the new year. 

In the meantime, Severn Trent will be removing any traffic management in place and will re-open the road fully until the team return on site week commencing 3 January 2023 for the final phase of the project.  

The final phase will last until August 2023 and will include some electrical works which will be carried out by National Grid. Work will start at the bottom of Nelson Street, working towards towards Middle Street, then Acre Street.  


Nelson Street Sewer replacement work 

January 2023 - March 2023* 

Middle Street – Sewer replacement work 

March 2023 – May 2023* 

Acre Street – Sewer replacement work 

May 2023 – August 2023* 

* Please note that the programme can change due to circumstances out of Severn Trent’s control.

Janine Billington, Community Communications Manager for Severn Trent, said: “We’d like to thank our customers and businesses in Stroud for their patience and understanding whist we complete these essential upgrades to the network in Stroud. 

“All traffic restrictions arising from work in the area will be lifted over the Christmas period, ahead of work restarting in the first week of January for the final phase of our work. 

“So that we can our teams safe, as well as other road users, we will need to implement a rolling road closure in each street as our teams work to complete the project, meaning there will be restricted parking during this time. Pedestrian access to homes and businesses will always be maintained, however, due to the narrowness of the public footpath, please take care when walking near to our works, cyclists please dismount or use the designated diversion route for your safety. 

“Again, we’d like to thank our customers in Stroud for their patience in advance as we complete our final phase of this project, and we hope everyone has a lovely Christmas.”