Road to be closed for six weeks for water and electricity works

PUBLISHED: 17:37 22 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:37 22 July 2018

Previous work by Anglian Water work on a burst pipe on Gainsborough Road, Sudbury. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Previous work by Anglian Water work on a burst pipe on Gainsborough Road, Sudbury. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A main road is to be shut for six weeks so that vital water and electricity works can be completed.

Anglian Water is set to start to works on Monday, July 23 in Gainsborough Road, Sudbury to replace a section of the mains pipe to reduce the number of bursts.

An Anglian Water spokesman said: “To ensure that the work can be completed as quickly as possible, we are working alongside colleagues at UK Power Networks who are also investing in their electricity network by removing overhead lines on the same road and installing underground cables.�

“The two companies have taken this decision to work closely together to reduce disruption and minimise the impact for customers in the area.

“Working simultaneously will ensure that only one road closure is needed to complete two sets of works.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience these works may cause and we will do our best to minimise disruption wherever possible.

“We would also like to thank our customers for their patience and co-operation whilst these essential works are completed.”�

Diversion routes and signage are in place to direct traffic in the area.

Those with issues or queries relating to the work can call Anglian Water 03457 145 145 or UK Power Networks 0800 029 4285.

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