Outland Road scheme draws to a close
Work to improve water mains buried beneath Outland Road is entering its final phase as part of the £21 million refurbishment programme to put the sparkle back into Plymouth's water supply.
From the evening of Sunday 5 October, work will move to Wolseley Road, where there will be an outbound lane closure in place for three weeks.
Local traffic will be diverted along Milehouse Road and Bartholomew Road. Access to the A38 will be via Outland Road.
Director of Engineering for South West Water, Graham Murphy said, "We began this massive region wide project in 2000 and have already put the sparkle back into thousands of homes throughout Devon and Cornwall.
"We are renovating 2.6 kilometres of mains under Outland Road at a cost of £852,000, bringing the total investment in Plymouth's water network to £16.9 million so far, with a further £4.4 million to be invested by the time the scheme has finished.
"Once the work on Wolseley Road is finished, we will only have a few streets left to complete in the Plymouth area. While we appreciate these works might be inconvenient, we will be doing everything we can to keep residents and commuters informed as much as possible.
"Signs will go up before we begin and we will continue to update everyone as the scheme progresses."
If you have any further questions about the water mains renovation scheme or any work that is taking place in your area, please ring our service centre on 0800 169 1144.