New pipes for Redditch

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Water company Severn Trent is set to begin the next phase of a major project to replace 12 kilometers of pipes in the Redditch area.

Forming part of a £1.4 million investment in the area, work to replace aging water pipes has already begun on The Ridgeway (A441), at the Salt Way and Alcester Heath junction. This phase of the project is expected to be complete towards the end of April, with temporary traffic lights in place while work remains on-going.

Engineers will then move along the Ridgway, from Alcester Heath to Edgioke Lane on Monday 22nd April, taking 14 weeks to complete. A temporary road closure is planned for through traffic, but maintaining access for homes, businesses and the emergency services. A signed diversion route will also be in place.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent, who is overseeing the work, said: “As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts.  We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it, which is why we’re laying brand new water pipes along the Ridgeway in Redditch.

“This work is really important to make sure that water supplies for our customers are reliable going forward. We’re doing all we can to help minimise disruption and keep everyone affected up-to-date with progress, and we’d like to ask the local community for their
continued patience while we put the new pipes in place.  But once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern water network that will provide wonderful water for many years to come.”