Sewer replacement works in Arbroath

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Scottish Water is to undertake upgrading works on the sewer network in Arbroath next week, with road closures planned in the area.

Scottish Water alliance partner aBV will undertake the work which involves the replacement of an existing pipe located along West John Street in the town.

The work will be carried out in two phases, lasting a total of approximately 18 weeks.

Customers may see interruptions to their water supply for a short period at some stage during the work but those affected will be notified 48 hours in advance of any planned interruption.

Work will start October 31 on phase one and is expected to last eight weeks breaking for the Christmas period.

Traffic management will be set up as follows for the first phase:-

The closure of Hume Street at the junction with West John Street and Orchard Street (access only from Burnside Drive to Lindsay Street but no through road).

Closure of West John Street with access only from Catherine Street.

No access through Orchard Street from Wellgate as Hume Street and West John Street will be closed.

Work re-starts January 9 on phase two and is expected to last 10 weeks.

This will see the following traffic management set up:

The closure of West John Street (access part of West John Street from Orchard Street and Hume Street but no through road).

The closure of West John Street (access part of West John Street from Catherine Street but no through road).

During both phases of the work aBV will need to set up a Site Compound on Orchard Street.

Throughout the works local pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

There may be some construction traffic and noise during the works but everything possible will be done to keep this to a minimum.

Ruaridh MacGregor, Communities Manager at Scottish Water, said: “This essential work taking place in Arbroath represents a big investment in the waste water network in the town. While the project will see some disruption for locals, we will take every measure to ensure we minimise any inconvenience as the works progress over the coming weeks.”

These works will be carried out by our Alliance partner ABV and we would like to thank local business owners and customers for their understanding.”