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Flood scheme enters final phase
11/01/2012

A flood protection scheme in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is entering its final phase.

In the £700,000 project, Southern Water has built new sewers in Victoria Road and St James Road.

It will now build two manholes in Sandrock Road at the junction of St James Road, after which the new pipes will be able to connect to the existing network.

Sandrock Road will be closed at this junction to through-traffic while the work is completed.
Similarly, there will be no access from St James Road or Carlton Road into Sandrock Road.

The work will begin on January 9 and is expected to take about two weeks.

Diversion routes will be signposted. In order to complete this work as quickly as possible, contractor 4Delivery will be working between 7am and 7pm from Monday to Sunday.

Southern Water and 4Delivery have written to residents and businesses in the area to tell them about the work.

The flood scheme will reduce the amount of storm water entering the existing sewers, reducing the risk of them overflowing and causing flooding in the area.

It has been carried out in three phases, the first of which started in April 2011.

Southern Water’s Project Manager Gary Sayers said: “I’d like to thank residents for their continued patience throughout the course of this important scheme.  Work like this inevitably causes disruption but we’re doing all we can to keep this to a minimum. When complete, the benefit of the work will be a reduced risk of flooding and pollution which will last long into the future.”

 
 
 
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