Sewer work to start in town

WORK is due to start today to alleviate sewer flooding in Ipswich.Sara Rowland from Anglian Water, said: “We will try to keep disruption to a minimum and hope that people will be patient, in the understanding that this is vital work to alleviate the serious and unpleasant issue of sewer flooding.

WORK is due to start today to alleviate sewer flooding in Ipswich.

Sara Rowland from Anglian Water, said: “We will try to keep disruption to a minimum and hope that people will be patient, in the understanding that this is vital work to alleviate the serious and unpleasant issue of sewer flooding.”

The work will take place at the following locations.

All Saints Road, Norwich Road.


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A new manhole will be constructed at the junction of All Saints Road with Norwich Road. New sewers will be put in to connect with a new manhole in the footpath in Norwich Road and to an existing manhole on All Saints Road.

The sewer construction along Norwich Road will use an underground drilling method to minimise disruption to traffic and pedestrians. Access to shops and businesses in Norwich Road will be maintained.

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All Saints Road will be closed to vehicles at its junction with Norwich Road from March 1 to March 31.

St Nicholas Street.

New manholes will be constructed at the both ends of St Nicholas Street.

St Nicholas Street will be closed to vehicles between March 1 and March 23.

Elm Street, Lion Street and King Street.

A new length of sewer will be constructed between two existing manholes in the junction of Elm Street, Lion Street and King Street. This junction will be closed to vehicles for one weekend, between March 23 and March 26. During this period vehicle access to Lion Street and King Street will not be possible because of the one-way system.

Arcade Street.

A new manhole will be constructed in Arcade Street which will be closed to vehicles from Monday March 19 to Sunday April 1, with special arrangements for vehicles on official court business only. In addition, Museum Street will be closed on Sunday March 25 and Sunday April 1.

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