Severn Trent begins final stage of upgrades in Market Harborough this week

Monday 27th April 2020

Severn Trent will start the final phase of a £2million scheme to upgrade aging water pipes in Market Harborough this week.

The last leg of the programme will begin on Rockingham Road, to the junction with Valley Way from Monday 27 April. Engineers will then move on to Great Bowden Road, expecting to finish by the start of August.

To keep everyone safe, a mixture of temporary road closures, traffic lights and road signs will need to be put in place, while this essential work goes on.

Lisa Orme from Severn Trent, said: “Back in April last year, we began an ambitious project to replace five km of aging water pipes with brand new ones, to reduce the number of leaks and bursts across the

“We’ve made excellent progress since then, and I’m pleased to say we’re about to begin the final phase of this £2million renewal project. We’ll be working along Rockingham Road and Great Bowden Road from this week, which means we’ll need to put temporary road closures, traffic lights and road signs in place to keep everyone safe.

“We know this will cause some frustration, especially during this challenging and uncertain time, but making sure our customers have a reliable water supply is as vital now as it’s ever been.”

Lisa added: “When we’re gone, we want to make sure what we leave behind looks great for everyone living in Market Harborough. That’s why we’ll also be planting wildflowers along parts of Rockingham Road this week, creating a new environment for important wildlife like butterflies and bees.

“It’s an idea that was suggested to us by residents on social media and we’re delighted that we’re able to deliver this finishing touch to all of the work we’ve carried out in the area.”