Severn Trent preparing for next phase of £1.5m project in Oakham

16th March 2017

Severn Trent is making good progress on a major new water pipe project in Oakham and is preparing to begin the final phase of one of the main sections of work.

The company is investing around £1.5m to replace almost 3km of water pipes in the town, with work currently ongoing in Station Road.

Mike Holder, who is leading the project, said: “So far our work in Oakham has been progressing really well and residents will soon be benefiting from the brand new water pipes that are being installed.

“Engineers from our contractor Amey have been working on Station Road in recent weeks and are now approaching the section between Station Approach and Northgate.

“In order to complete that work safely, Rutland County Council has given us permission to close the road for two weeks so we can get everything finished as quickly as possible.”

The road closure will be in place from Monday 27 March, and a fully signposted diversion will be available for motorists.

Mike continues: “Once we’ve completed work on Station Road we’ll be moving onto Northgate, where we’ll continue to install the new pipes. We really appreciate the patience that everyone in the town has shown us so far and we know that, once our work is complete, they’ll see an improved network providing them with clear, fresh water for years to come.

“If everything continues to go to plan we hope to complete all our work in Oakham by the end of November.”

The 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.

For more information and updates on progress of the project text the word OAKHAM to 01952 780333 or visit