Update 25 January 2017
Following a recent meeting with Alton Town Council, our project team met with the local highways team yesterday to discuss the scheme and how we can minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and motorists.
We are aware of a number of events later this year on land at The Butts and to minimise disruption we now plan to start our work along the section of Selborne Road and work our way back to Whitedown Lane. We will also have an additional gang on the section around The Butts to complete this sooner.
As a result, enabling works on the project will begin along Selborne Road on Monday 30 January under a lane closure before we start to lay the new pipe here moving towards Butts Road.
Residents from Beechwood Road and Ackender Road made us aware of ongoing problems with traffic at the drop-in session and we have liaised with the local highways team on this issue. We plan to put additional signage at the entrance to the road informing motorists that access to Beechwood Road and Ackender Road is for residents only.
Update 20 January 2017
Following a meeting with Alton Town Council, our project team is carrying out further work to minimise disruption for residents and motorists.
To limit the disruption to planned local events this Spring/Summer, we are planning to start work at the Selborne Road section of our route and work our way back to Whitedown Lane to lay the new pipe.
We are working closely with the local highways team to plan this and we are meeting them next week to confirm the new dates. As a result, we will not be starting work to lay the new pipe next week.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will update residents when we have a new confirmed start date for this important scheme.