Water pipe work continues on Roman Road

5th September 2016

Severn Trent’s multi-million pound investment in Shrewsbury’s water pipes is continuing in the Roman Road area of the town, with vital enabling work starting between the Roman Road Rail Bridge and Porthill Island.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains more: “To make sure the water pipes in Shrewsbury continue to serve the community for many years to come, we’ve been working hard to replace over two miles of old pipes.

“Over the last few weeks our contract partners, Amey, have been working behind the scenes, sampling the water supply and commissioning the new pipes at Porthill and Longden Island in preparation for making the final connections between the new and existing pipes.

“A consequence of this work is that some water has been running along Roman Road as part of the necessary flushing process. I’d like to reassure everyone that this is normal, and will usually last for up to five days.”

The £2 million scheme will help to prevent interruptions to households and businesses in the area following a number of burst pipes in recent years. Gareth continues: “I’d like to thank everyone in Shrewsbury for their patience and understanding. We know this type of work is disruptive and has an impact on the local community. We will still need to use some temporary traffic lights to complete the work but we’ll do all we can to minimise our impact.”