A £388,000 scheme to improve the water supply network to Easons Green in East Sussex is due to get underway next month.
South East Water say the project to install a new 3.1km water main will deliver a more secure, robust water supply to both existing and future customers in the area.
Construction will take place along Lewes Road, beginning at the School Lane/Lewes Road junction, continuing along Lewes Road and finishing approximately 10m from Fir Tree Farm.
Work is due to begin on the 18th July 2011 and is expected to last approximately 18 weeks.
Company delivery manager James Smith said: “Not only will this new pipe secure water supplies, but it will also reduce the number of bursts. These bursts can cause interruptions to customer’s drinking water supplies as well as damage to the highway.”
The majority of the work will be undertaken using multi-way traffic lights to allow motorists to continue to use Lewes Road. However, due to the narrow nature of the road at the Lewes Road/School Lane junction, it will be necessary to temporarily close the junction on the School Lane side to through traffic only. Traffic on Lewes Road will be able to continue using the road under traffic lights.
The road closure on School Lane will start on the July 25 and last for about seven days.
James Smith continued: “I would like to reassure residents that access to their home will be maintained at all times. A diversion route for motorists wanting to use School Lane will be clearly signposted along Lewes Road and the High Street.
“I would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work will cause but hope local residents and the wider community understand how important this scheme is for securing tap water supplies in the area.”