£3m Sewage Works to disrupt traffic

£3m Sewage Works to disrupt traffic

Severn Trent Water are investing £3milllion in the Gorge and Broseley area and will be refurbishing the Sewage Pumping Station on the South bank of the river Severn in Ironbridge.

They will also be installing a 300mm rising main, to enable flows to be diverted from the North Bank Sewage Pumping station and bypass the Southern Bank Sewage Pumping station to enable future maintenance.

This essential work requires a number of road and path closures on both sides of the river. There will be a drop in session to find out more on 17th September at Coalport Village Hall, between 4pm and 7pm.

Work will begin on 9th September to set up a work compound on the coach parking bays in Station Yard car park, and to clear some vegetation around the pumping stations.

The first road closure will be along Waterloo Street beginning on 30th September, and will last into early November. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained including residents’ use of Waterloo Street car park, but there will be no through traffic. Later in the year, once Waterloo Street Is reopened, work will move to Ironbridge Road, between Lloyd’s Head and Ladywood, with that road closed for a few more weeks. The Severn Valley Way cycle track will also be closed during the works.

Letters will be sent to affected residents and businesses very shortly.

Councillor Carolyn Healy, ward member for Ironbridge Gorge ward said “I know the road closures will cause a great inconvenience to many residents and businesses on both sides of the River Severn, but this is essential work to ensure the sewage system in the area is fit for purpose. Initially Severn Trent Water wanted to start work earlier in the year meaning the road closures would be in place during the Festival of Imagination, this year’s World Heritage celebrations, when we expect large numbers of visitors. We renegotiated the start date with Severn Trent Water but unfortunately there is no time of year that would not cause major disruption.”

Bus routes are also affected and Arriva will be revising their timetables as a result.

Should anyone require more information and be unable to go to the information evening, additional contacts for the project are

Main contractor Barhale; Tony Dudley, Barhale Project Manager 07976 864724

Andrew Jacques, Contracts Manager 07970 810367

Jimmy Carnall Customer Care Manager 07976 312275 between the hours of 09.00am and 17:00pm.

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