Drivers, residents and businesses face nearly seven months of disruption during water pipes replacement in Melton and Asfordby Hill

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Drivers, residents and businesses are bracing themselves for nearly seven months of disruption as Severn Trent Water prepare to begin a £495,000 scheme to replace pipes in the Melton and Asfordby Hill areas.

Work is due to start on Monday (July 20), with traffic being managed by use of temporary lights and manually-controlled barriers and signage.

A Severn Trent Water spokesman said: “Our pipes have been servicing the local community for many years and to make sure it stays that way we’re investing £495,000 to replace approximately 2.7km of water pipes in the area.

“We understand there’s no good time to apply temporary traffic restrictions on busy roads but it’s necessary to make sure the work is carried out with everyone’s safety in mind. We’ve been talking to the local Highway Authority and it’s essential we use the traffic management during construction. We’ll do our best to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Affected streets, in order of work commencing, are the A6006 Melton Road and the lay-by/service road, the A6006 Asfordby Road, Sysonby Grange Lane, Chetwynd Drive, Riverside Road and Melbourne Drive.

It’s estimated the work will take 27 weeks to complete.

Severn Trent customers who have queries about their water supply or sewerage service can call its customer operations service centre on 0800 783 4444.

Business owners and operators whose custom is affected by the works are being advised to contact the business compensation manager by emailing carl.billings@severntrent.co.uk