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Severn Trent to meet with local people ahead of work to upgrade water network in Kidderminster

Friday 26th January

Severn Trent is to meet with local people in Kidderminster ahead of plans to upgrade the water network in the town centre.

The company will be working on Green Street, near to the entrance to Morrisons, to connect a new pipe and to install a new valve to help future proof the water network in the town.

The community drop-in session will take place on Monday, 5 February from 1pm to 6pm in the foyer of Morrisons supermarket.

Phil Smith, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, explains: “This is a really important piece of work that will make sure our customers have a reliable water supply for many years to come.

“We’ve been working very closely with Wyre Forest District Council and Worcestershire County Council to plan this project and we’ve agreed a one-way system that will allow our engineers to work safely while also keeping traffic moving around the town centre.

“Now, we’re really keen to meet with local people to share our plans in more detail and listen to any views or concerns they may have."

The work is set to start on Sunday 18 February and should take around 10 days to complete.

Meanwhile, essential work to repair a collapsed sewer pipe under Comberton Hill is continuing. The damaged pipe is located close to gas pipes and a water pipe which has resulted in the work taking a little longer than expected.

The four-way temporary traffic lights are being manually operated to keep traffic moving. Over the weekend the work area will be more closely cordoned off, traffic lights will be removed and the road will reopen with a restriction that there will be no right turn from Comberton Hill into Hoo Road. Work will resume with the temporary traffic lights on Monday and should be finished by the end of next week.

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