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

Monday 18 November 2019

A £2million scheme to upgrade five km of new water pipes in Market Harborough is continuing to progress, 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 Kettering Road, opposite Ashley Way this week.

Temporary traffic lights, road signs and barriers will be put in place while the work is taking place to keep everyone safe, which is expected to finish by early December 2019.

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 five km 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 returning to Kettering Road to replace another section of pipe. We fully appreciate that everyone living and working in this particular area has been disrupted already. When our teams were previously working on this road, it was to replace a much bigger pipe in a different location.

“By carrying out the work separately, it means we only need to use traffic lights, rather than full road closures. Nevertheless, we know it’s inconvenient and 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.”