Drivers in Chesterfield braced for three months of delays

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Motorists have been warned to expect three months of travel delays as new water pipes are installed underneath a gateway to Chesterfield.

Severn Trent Water will remove a kilometre of old cast iron pipes and replace them with new plastic ones in the Sheffield Road area of the town.

The £157,000 project – which will be carried out to prevent future disruption caused by burst water pipes – will get underway in mid-June and is expected to be finished by mid-September.

Severn Trent Water engineer Liz James said: “We know that the local community in the Sheffield Road area of Chesterfield has been affected by burst water pipes. We always want to provide our customers with a reliable water supply so by installing these new pipes we’ll help to make sure that their taps keep flowing with fresh, clean water.

“We’ll be laying the new pipes along Shaw Street, King Street North, Thompson Street, Potter Lane West and Sheffield Road. To help keep the community and our workers safe, we’ll need to use traffic lights while they are put in place. We will do all we can to make sure the new pipes are serving our customers as quickly as possible and we expect work to be complete by mid-September.

“We appreciate that this work might add a little extra time to commuters’ journeys so we’d like to ask them to take this into account until work is complete in the autumn.”

For more information on the project, call 01332 288047 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.