Dozens of roads to be closed for £2.5 million upgrade of Northampton’s sewers
Anglian Water is planning to re-line
90 different sections of sewer including five-and-a-half kilometres of pipes in
the town centre.
The aim of the work is to protect
the ageing brickwork and reduce the potential for the sewer to be blocked.
The work will involve a number of
road closures across the town while the work is carried out.
Roads affected include Booth Lane
South, Collingtree Road, Kettering Road and Weedon Road.
The work involves a long ‘sock’
lined with resin being inserted into the sewer where it fixes itself to the
walls. It is then heat cured to form a rigid pipe within a pipe which is
designed to last for 100 years.
John Clare from Anglian Water
said road closures may be needed for safety reasons but this will be done with
plenty of notice and access will be maintained for residents and emergency
He said: “This is a big job but
the hope is that by using the liners we can keep disruption to an absolute
“While we will need to do some
digging to widen manholes and help with survey work, there should be no need
for big trenches.
“Many of these sewers are between
four and six metres underground so digging them up would be hugely disruptive
and take a very long time.
“This should be much quicker,
cleaner and will still provide Northampton with sewers fit for the 21st
Mr Clare said people in
individual streets will get a letter a week before work starts and would be
informed of progress.
There is also a drop in session
for anyone who wants to know more about the project, which is being held on
Thursday at St Michael’s Church in Turner Street between 3.30pm and 7pm.
The full list of roads affected
by the work are Abbey Road, Adams Avenue, Adnitt Road, Albion Place, Ardington
Road, Artizan Road, Arundel Street, b
Blackwell Close, Booth Lane
South, Bostock Avenue, Burns Street, Cattle Market Road, Clinton Road,
Collingtree Road, Cornhill Close, Cyril Street, Derby Road, Earl Street,
Fishpond Cottage, Foundry Street, Green Street, Grove Road, Harding Terrace,
Hunter Street, Kettering Road, Laurel Court, Lumbertubs Lane, Military Road,
Nene Valley Way, Northampton Lane South, Perry Street, Poole Street, Ransome
Road, Rectory Lane, Robert Street, Scarletwell Street, School Lane, St Andrews
Road, St Andrews Street, St Peters Way, Station Road, Tanner Street, The Drive,
The Vale, Turner Street, Victoria Street, Weedon Road, Whitworth Road, York