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We are carrying out essential water main renewal work at High Street in Whitwell on the Isle of Wight. The old water pipes along High Street and Ventnor Road, Whitwell, have suffered a number of bursts in recent years and have reached the end of their operational life.
We're working with Clancy Docwra to replace 900 metres of the old main with a new, highly durable pipe to safeguard water supplies for the community effectively into the future.
Work is due to begin on Monday 16 October on a section of Ventnor Road to the south of Whitwell and will progress north; finishing near the junction with Nettlecombe Lane. Work will be completed in sections to minimise disruption. We will be working 7 days per week to get the work completed as quickly as we can, and the work is expected to be fully complete by spring 2018.
Temporary traffic lights will control vehicles using Ventnor Road until we reach the junction with Kemming Road, where a closure of a section of High Street will be required, with a short local diversion in place for through-traffic. This road closure will take place after the schools October half-term.
Access for residents, businesses and their customers will be maintained at all times along this section of High Street during the road closure.
Southern Water and Clancy Docwra are holding a public drop-in session at the White Horse Inn on Whitwell High Street on Thursday, 5 October, from 4pm – 7pm. Please come along if you would like to find out more about the work and how it will affect you. There will also be the opportunity to talk with us if you have any specific needs or concerns.
We will be working hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum and appreciate your support during this essential work. Please do not hesitate to contact the customer service team on 0330 303 0368 quoting PRN 620007 if you would like more information. Calls are charged at local rates.