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Norwich Road in Claydon to close until June for Anglian Water pipe replacement works

PUBLISHED: 15:53 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 27 February 2017

Anglian Water apologised after the burst water main was reported in the Turner Road area of Colchester at around 6pm (stock image).

Anglian Water apologised after the burst water main was reported in the Turner Road area of Colchester at around 6pm (stock image).

Roads will be closed while Anglian Water invests £1.2million in replacing leaky water pipes in and around Claydon.

The scheme will replace more than 3,000m of water pipe in around the town – equivalent to the length of more than 31 football pitches.

Regan Harris, from Anglian Water, said: “Ipswich is one of the largest towns in our region and we are investing heavily to further improve the service we provide to our customers.

“To replace over 3,000m of water pipe is no mean feat.

“This scheme is the latest in our programme of works to wage a war on leakage in order to keep customer costs down.”

Work started today, taking place Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am-5pm, and will be completed in June.

Norwich Road in Claydon will be closed from the junction where the A140 heads towards Church Lane, Barham.

A diversion will be put in place to direct traffic via the A14. It will be in place for 15 weeks.

The local bus service will continue uninterrupted and access to the quarry will remain open.

Mr Harris said: “This is a big scheme that has been drawn up and agreed with the council’s highways team to allow us to do our work whilst causing as little disruption as possible to road users, local residents and businesses.

“Our teams will be working hard to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

“We know road closures are disruptive and we’re sorry for this, but they are needed to ensure the safety of our employees and local residents while we’re working, and we hope the benefit of the scheme will outweigh any inconvenience caused.

“We will provide plenty of notice before roads are closed, and access for residents and emergency services will be available at all times.”

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