Chester residents 'unable to access driveways' as Severn Trent works reach next phase

-Credit: (Image: Google Street View)
-Credit: (Image: Google Street View)

The next stage of the 3km Chester pipeline works is underway with affected residents unable to use their driveways. The £16m Severn Trent project will see a new water pipe installed from Huntington Water Treatment Works to Boughton Water Treatment Works.

Workers completed the phase between Caldy Brook and Deva Heights yesterday (June 10). The teams have now moved onto the stretch between Deva Heights and the junction of Sandy Lane/Dee Banks.

Residents of Dee Banks will be able to access Sandy Lane by turning right at the junction with this section of the programme due to be completed by Monday, July 15. However, those living in the affected area will not have access to their driveway and must park along the roadside.

Homeowners are asked to leave their cars either side of the working location and to place the permits that have been supplied to them on their vehicle dashboards.

Catherine Webb, Severn Trent community communications officer, said: "Our teams continue to make good progress with our work in Chester and we are now preparing to move onto the next phase of project.

"This does mean that to keep everyone safe, the road will need to be closed, which will mean that residents will not be able to access their driveways. Access for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users will be maintained.

"We understand that this is an inconvenience for everyone when it comes to access and we want to thank everyone for their patience as we continue to work, and teams will be working as quickly as possible to restore access."

Severn Trent customers in Chester receive a water-only service from the company, with around 100,000 customers in the city and 46,000 households. The water treatment works at Boughton, on the outskirts of Chester has been treating water from the River Dee and providing drinking water for the people of Chester for more than 160 years.

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