Residents and business owners in Canterbury will get the chance to learn about a £300,000 project to install a new water main along a stretch of the city ring road at a drop-in session on Thursday 23 March.
South East Water will be laying a new 570 metre stretch of water pipeline between Rhodaus Town and a point at Pin Hill near Wincheap Roundabout in order to supply drinking water to new student accommodation being developed nearby.
This will involve a 10 week closure of the bus lane near Canterbury East Railway Station.
The new water main will then be laid across the dual carriageway and into Castle Row which will be subject to a road closure for a further eight weeks.
Work is due to start on Monday 13 March and, in addition to the bus lane roadworks, will involve some night working at weekends to minimise traffic disruption when the new pipeline is laid across the dual carriageway into Castle Row.
Engineers from South East Water and its contractors will be on hand to answer questions at the drop-in session between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 23 March at The White Hart Inn, Castle Row, Canterbury, CT1 2QX.
Stephen Bundock, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “This important project is needed to maintain pressure to new student accommodation which opens in the autumn.
“We know roadworks can be frustrating but we will be working as quickly as possible to minimise inconvenience to local residents and businesses.
“Our public drop-in session will give people the chance to find out more about the scheme to ask any questions they may have.”
The scheme forms part of the company’s £424 million investment programme between 2015 and 2020.