Work begins to improve sewers in Newbold

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Severn Trent has begun work on sewers in Newbold.

It’s part of a scheme which began in June and will finish in February to connect a pumping station at Long Lawford to the nearby Rugby Newbold waste water treatment works.

Severn Trent’s contractors, Morgan Sindall, are carrying out the work to lay the new sewer pipe, which will run from the railway bridge, along Lea Crescent and Parkfield Road.

Work to lay this section of sewer began on Lea Crescent and moved to Parkfield Road on Monday. This phase of the scheme is scheduled to finish in late October.

Duncan Colin, programme engineer for Severn Trent, acknowledged that some customers may have concerns about the work and how it might affect them and said he was keen to allay any fears.

He said: “We are doing all we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

“As the majority of work will be carried out in the verge and not the carriageway there should be no direct impact upon residents and their daily routine.

“There may be times when we will need to do a bit of work in the road, but this will be minimal and will not need a road closure or traffic lights, just warning signs.

Call 0800 783 4444 for more information on the works.