Severn Trent invite residents in Marchamley to learn about network improvement scheme

Thursday 18th April 2019

Water company Severn Trent is hosting a community drop-in session for residents in Marchamley on Wednesday 24th April, where they can hear about plans for new water pipes in their area.

The company will be upgrading 5km of pipes between May and September, as part of a £400,000 investment to improve the water supply in the north Shropshire village.

The first phase of work, to replace ageing water pipes with brand new ones, will begin on Monday 20th May, at the Marchamley Lodge junction on Shrewsbury Road, to the junction at Wood Lane. Temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed restriction will be put in place for approximately 15 weeks.

Engineers will then move on to the junction of Drayton Road and Shrewsbury Street, Hodnet (The Bear), again with temporary traffic lights put in place, for approximately three weeks.

The final phase of work will see a road closure at Lodge junction to Hill Cottage and Marchamley Hill junction for four weeks. Road signs and barriers will also be in place along School Lane while work remains on-going, which is expected to take three weeks.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent said: “To ensure residents in Marchamley have a reliable water supply for many years to come and to reduce the number bursts and leaks in the area, we need to upgrade 5km of water pipes across the village.

“To carry out this vital work, which will see old metal pipes being replaced with new plastic pipes, we will need to put in place temporary traffic lights and road closures to do this work, in order to keep our teams, pedestrians and road users safe.

“We understand the disruption this will cause, which is why we are hosting a drop-in session on Wednesday 24th April at the Marchamley Club on Eastlands, between 4pm and 7pm, so we can update residents, show them our plans and answer any questions they may have.”

The team from Severn Trent will be at the Marchamley Club, Eastlands, Marchamley, Shropshire, SY4 5LE on Wednesday 24th April, between 4pm and 7pm.

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.