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Essential sewer repair works to start

Sewer improvement work is set to start in Walmer, Kent.

Southern Water is planning to repair 650 metres of sewers as part of the company’s renovation programme which aims to ensure the sewer system continues to work effectively.

Due to the nature of the work, it will be necessary to close Liverpool Road to all traffic between Cambridge Road and Dover Road. Access will be maintained for residents living north of Fisherman’s Courtyard via Dover Road.
Health and safety is a priority so careful management of the traffic and pedestrians will be in place at all times and sign-posted diversion routes will be in place.

While the work is being carried out, the company will be working closely with the highways department to ensure that disturbance to residents and local businesses is minimised and that the work is completed as quickly as possible. Residents and businesses are being contacted by letter to explain the situation.

Southern Water’s Wastewater Infrastructure Project Manager, Lee Hooper, said: “We’re delighted to be starting this sewer improvement work. Our priority is to complete the scheme with as little disruption to the community as possible. Our engineering team is working closely with Dover District Council to ensure that disturbance to residents and local businesses is minimised.”

The work, which will be carried out by Southern Water’s contractor Clancy Docwra, will start on Monday, January 16 and is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.

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