Traffic lights to be removed in Alton as part of South East Water project

Traffic lights currently in place in the centre of Alton will be removed this week as South East Water’s £1.4 million scheme to lay a new water pipeline progresses.

Since 16 May, traffic lights have been in place at the double roundabout, Butts Road and along Whitedown Lane to allow the water company to lay the new section of pipe here.

Work has progressed well and the on-site team has reached the next section which will see them lay the new section of pipe along The Butts. This means the traffic lights currently in place will be taken down at the end of today (13 June).

The Butts will be closed while this work takes place for the safety of local residents and the company’s workforce.

Matthew Cooper, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “I would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience while this section of the project was carried out.

“We know the traffic lights caused disruption but we have worked as hard as we can to get this section finished over a week early.”

Matthew continued: “We will now continue to lay the new pipe along The Butts before we complete the project along Whitedown Lane. Regular updates on the project will be available at”

Traffic lights will be in place while the final section of work in the road takes place along Whitedown Lane from Monday 26 June.

This scheme forms part of the company’s £424 million investment programme between 2015 and 2020.