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Improvements to the sewerage network in Plymouth

27th January 2014

South West Water and its H5O partners will start work to install a new sewer in Crabtree Close, Plymouth, on Monday 3 February 2014.

The 135-metre pipe, which is 150mm in diameter, will be laid between the sewage pumping station on Crabtree Close and along the A374 Plymouth Road, where it will connect into another pipe.

During the six-week scheme, one outbound lane of the A374 will be temporarily closed to traffic on the approach to the Marsh Mills roundabout near Sainsbury's. The outer two lanes will be open as usual.

The 240-metre lane closure does not affect any junctions but will mean the 'Crabtree Close' bus stop will be out of use.

The nearest stop for all Citybus and First South West services will be the 'Crabtree' stop, just next to the footbridge. For Stagecoach Gold services, passengers should use the 'Military Road' bus stop, near the Texaco service station.

Project manager Andy Young said: "The existing sewer is in a poor condition, so to maintain services for our customers and to protect the environment we are replacing it with a new pipe.

"The old sewer crosses the main road, so to avoid causing severe traffic disruption we are laying the new pipe along the same side of the road and connecting in to an existing sewer further up the road.

"We do appreciate that the lane closure will cause some disruption for drivers and those who use the bus stop, for which we apologise. We will do our best to complete the work as quickly as possible."

The project represents a £110,000 investment in the local sewerage network.

Published: 27 January 2014

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South West Water