Driving disruption expected during sewer repair works

MOTORISTS face up to a month of disruption to allow for essential sewer repair work to be carried out.United Utilities have confirmed Street Bridge Road in Royton will be closed from Saturday, February 15.

Pedestrian access will not be affected but the company say contractors will be working in the middle of the road resulting in a full closure.

In a letter to residents United Utiliies said: “As you may be aware we have been carrying work to upgrade the waste water treatment process for Oldham.

”When constructing the pipeline between Royton water treatment works and Oldham WwTW in 2017, it has become apparent that unfortunately a section of the existing waste water sewer was damaged and we now need to repair it.

“In conjunction with Oldham Highways Department and to ensure we complete the work as quickly as possible, we are planning to start on February 15. Our working hours will be 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 9am-4pm at weekdays. We aim to complete the work in four weeks.”

United Utilities also state that access to properties will be “maintained at all times.

If you have any problems please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

“Depending upon how close you live to the work you may notice vehicle movements and an increase in noise though we will do all we can to keep this to a minimum.

“And don’t worry during the work you will be able to flush the loo, wash the dishes and do all of your daily activities that produce waste water.

“We are sorry we need to close the road again and we appreciate your patience with he important work.”

Residents who require further information are asked to call 0345 672 3723 quoting project number 80030122.

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