£2 million investment in Market Harborough moves to the next phase

Tuesday 1 October 2019

A £2 million scheme to upgrade 5km of new water pipes in Market Harborough is continuing to gather pace, as Severn Trent engineers move onto the next phase of the project.

Essential work to replace ageing water pipes with brand new ones will begin on Rupert Road this week, moving onto Fairfax Road and then finishing on Western Avenue. Work in this area is expected to be complete by the end of December.

Engineers will also be upgrading some of the network’s older and larger water pipes on Roman Way from Thursday 3 October, working towards Doddridge Road and finishing by the end of November.

Temporary road closures and traffic lights will be put in place to keep Severn Trent teams, pedestrians and motorists safe.

Lisa Orme from Severn Trent, said: “We’ve made excellent progress on this project since it began back in April. We’re carrying out this essential work – to replace 5km of ageing water pipes with brand new ones - to reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area and I’ve been delighted with how it’s all coming together.

“Now our teams are moving into new areas, including Rupert Road and Roman Way, which marks the start of a new stage of the project. We fully appreciate everyone living and working in the town has been disrupted in some way, whether that’s because of temporary road closures or traffic lights. We’re really grateful for everyone’s continued patience as we work our way through the scheme.

“When we’re finished, residents in Market Harborough will have a reliable water supply for many years to come.”

This project forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.