Final preparations are being made as a £1.2 million scheme to secure future water supplies to Bray and the surrounding areas gets underway next Monday (12th August).
Part of South East Water’s £390 million, five year investment programme, local residents were able to look at plans of the work and talk to the project team at a public drop in session held last month.
James Smith, Deliver Manager at South East Water, said: “We have worked hard to plan this essential scheme with minimal disruption to the local area. However we appreciate that the traffic lights we need to put up to keep our workforce and the public safe will have an impact. I would therefore like to thank the community and commuters for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience.
“Our gangs will begin work in Windsor Road near the Braywick Roundabout, moving along Upper Bray Road to just past the entrance of Cannon Hill Close. This section is expected to complete in November.
“They will be back again next Spring to finish the job with construction taking place predominantly in the fields next to Upper Bray Road and the fields between Upper Bray Road and Monkey Island Lane. This will connect the new pipeline to our water treatment works in Monkey Island Lane.”
The water company has stressed that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.
A dedicated webpage, www.southeastwater.co.uk/bray, has been created on South East Water’s website which will be updated as the scheme progresses. A map showing the route of the new water main is also available for residents to download.