Stowlangtoft road to be shut for up to three months for installation of new water mains pipe
A road is to be closed for up to three months for the installation of a new mile long water mains pipe in a village near Bury St Edmunds.
Engineers from Anglian Water are today set to begin work to install a 1.1 mile pipe in Stowlangtoft, which is expected to be completed by the end of July.
It is designed to serve new developments in the area and maintain current water pressures to residents.
Dan Finbow, project Manager for Anglian Water, said: "Our region is one of the fastest growing in the UK, and by 2025 we expect to serve 3.3 million households, with over 380,000 new homes needing to be connected to our network.
"Investing in projects just like this enable us to enhance capacity and ensure customers can continue to use their taps and flush their toilets without a second thought."
The majority of the pipe will be installed in neighbouring fields to reduce disruption for residents.
However, a road closure will be in place in Kiln Lane throughout the work with a diversion route via Walsham Road, the A143, the A1088 and The Street.
Access will be maintained for residents along Kiln Lane.