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Carbis Bay road closure to be removed ahead of schedule

30th January 2020

South West Water will be removing its road closure on St Ives Road this Friday (31 January) – almost two weeks earlier than originally planned.

Part of St Ives Road has been closed since Monday 6 January 2020 as South West Water worked to complete the first section of a major sewer upgrade scheme which will improve the service to residents and businesses in Carbis Bay.

Originally scheduled to be completed on Thursday 13 February, the first phase of works is on target to be completed ahead of schedule by the end of the working day on Friday 31 January 2020.

The project involves upgrading sections of sewer along St Ives Road and Longstone Hill by relining the existing pipe with four layers of recycled environmentally friendly felt totalling 15mm in thickness impregnated with resin.

The second and final phase of work will be carried out under two-way traffic lights and will now begin on the earlier date of Monday 3 February 2020. This final phase is due to be completed on Friday 20 March 2020.

Victoria Hutchins, South West Water Project Manager, said: “We are delighted to have finished phase one of the scheme nearly two weeks earlier than originally planned and have informed the local bus companies that normal service can be resumed as soon as the road closure is removed.

“While it is important we carry out these essential sewer upgrades, and we fully appreciate any inconvenience this may cause, we will continue to look to complete the work with as little disruption as possible.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued patience during this work.”

For more information visit www.southwestwater.co.uk/carbisbay

Notes to editor:
• Preparatory work carried out in November and December 2019 provided more detailed surveys of the sewers than had previously been available and this in-depth look determined that some sections were not in a condition that required renewal or relining.
• Using this new knowledge – and following feedback from residents – South West Water are now focussing on relining only the most essential sections of sewer. This will reduce the period of disruption for residents and businesses, requiring shorter road closures than originally planned.

For further information please contact:

South West Water