Severn Trent to complete £5 million project in Leicestershire

Friday 12th July 2019

Severn Trent is to begin the last stage of its work in Leicestershire next week, where the company has been making essential improvements to the water network.

The company is investing £5 million to renew the water pipes between Cropston and Leicester Water Centre, providing customers with a water supply they can rely on for years to come.

Timothy Ip, from Severn Trent said: “We know how important it is to have water when you need it, so projects like this are vital in making sure we can keep the water flowing through our network, and into our customers’ homes.

“This project started in early 2018, but we came across some difficulties whilst working which we’ve now resolved, so we’re back to complete the final section of work.”

Severn Trent partner Laing O’Rourke will be carrying out the work on behalf of the company, which is expected to take six weeks to complete. 

“We want to make sure our teams and other road users are safe as we work, so we’ll be using traffic management on Anstey Lane, “said Timothy. “Traffic will be able to travel north on Anstey Lane as you leave the city, but the city bound lane from the Krefeld Way roundabout to Beaumont Walk will be closed”

There will be a fully signposted diversion that will take the inbound traffic via Glenfrith Way, Groby Road and Blackbird Road.  

“We hope this doesn’t cause too much of a disruption, and that customers appreciate that this work will help protect the water supply for years to come,” added Timothy.

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