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Work begins on sewers
11:30am Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
SIX weeks of work to renovate sewers in Bournemouth is due to start next week.
Wessex Water will be relining its sewers on the A341 in Wimborne Road from the junction with East Howe Lane to the Northbourne roundabout, after investigations revealed they are in need of repair.
The company will be using “no dig” techniques to carry out the work, designed to ensure the sewers will last for another 100 years. This involves accessing sewers through manholes, using robots and CCTV.
Two-way traffic lights will be in place throughout the work, expected to last until October 19, and anyone using the road is advised to allow extra time for their journey. The work may run into the evening as once the heated lining process starts, it cannot be stopped.
Leanne Ford, critical sewers engineer said: “Using ‘no dig’ technology means we will be significantly reducing the timescale of the work, as well as trying to reduce the impact on the public.
“Although your water facilities will be unaffected I would like to apologise in advance for an inconvenience that this essential work may cause.”