Six months of work on a £1.1 million investment to install 5km of new water main between two Lincolnshire villages will begin next week.
Anglian Water will begin the scheme for the new pipeline between Holton-Le_-Clay and North Thoresby from Monday, February 18 to assist in securing supplies for future growth in the area.
It will strengthen the existing network to enable Anglian Water to maintain the supply of high quality drinking water to over 3,000 customers.
The scheme is expected to last for six months finishing in the summer of 2019.
Over 4km of new water main will be installed in fields alongside the A16 with no disruption to the highway itself.
Eight week lane closure
A lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in pace at the junction with Tetney Lane in Holton-Le-Clay which will last for approximately eight weeks.
This is in order to connect the new main to the existing network located in Pinfold Lane.
Work will then continue with temporary traffic lights along Silver Street for the following four weeks. This will then be completed in Louth Road for the final six weeks.
These works will follow on from one another in a bid to minimise disruption to local residents and road users as much as possible.
Access to residents, businesses, schools and the emergency services will be maintained at all times. However, several bus stops along the route will be temporarily relocated approximately 20-30m from their original location throughout the duration of the works.
Anglian Water will be working on the site between 7.30am-5.30pm (Monday to Friday) in order to minimise noise disruption to the local area.
A spokesperson for Anglian Water Nicola Harvey said: “Our region is one of the fastest growing in the UK, and the development between Holton-Le-Clay and North Thoresby is essential to ensure a resilient water supply for the future, keeping taps running in the area for years to come.
“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 while these essential works are completed.”