The £50,000 upgrade will take around 10 weeks to complete and will help to maintain a good quality, reliable supply of water to customers taps for years to come.
The majority of the work will be carried out on Thomas Street, where approximately 250 metres of existing water pipe on Thomas Street will be replaced with new plastic pipes. The work will also affect from the junction with Mounton Road through the laneway at Albion Square and finally connecting into a chamber on Welsh Street. The flow of traffic will be maintained on Thomas Street by keeping one half of the road open at all times.
Welsh Water say 'We will monitor our working method closely to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. Contractors will work on Sunday 16 February in order to minimise disruption as much as possible.
The work on Welsh Street will be carried out using the current traffic light system. However traffic will be directed to stop further back on Welsh Street to accommodate the working area. This section of work will be carried out towards the end of the scheme. Welsh Water has been liaising closely with Monmouthshire Highways department whilst planning this work'.
Further liaison will also be carried out with local businesses and residents to try to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. Mike Jones, Monmouthshire CC Highways Network Manager said 'Whilst some disruption may be encountered, we have been working with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to ensure that pedestrian and vehicular flows are maintained during these essential works'.
Gavin Williams, Welsh Water's Distribution Manager said: 'These upgrades to the system are necessary to ensure all of our customers in the area receive a good quality supply of drinking water to their taps and to help to avoid disruption to their supply. There may be a short disruption to water supply for some customers in the area when we connect the new pipe to the system. Should your water supply be affected, we will give you 48 hours notice in writing beforehand. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone affected by these works for bearing with us while we carry out this essential work'.
Normal working hours on site will be 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, although some work will also be required on Sunday 16th
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