Road closures as water mains are upgraded in Tunbridge Wells
21 December 2016

A £315,000 scheme to lay new pipes to improve the capacity of the drinking water distribution network will get underway in Tunbridge Wells early in the New Year resulting in the closure of two residential roads over a 16 week period.

South East Water plans to start laying 900 metres of new main along Connaught Way and Culverden Park on 3 January.

The upgrade will ensure water pressure is maintained to the local area as future development takes place in the town.

Company project manager Stephen Bundock said: “As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor we need to close Connaught Way and Culverden Park although access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. Work will be completed in the first road before it is then re-opened and we move to the second road closure.

“Temporary traffic lights will be in place at the junction of Byng Road and Connaught Way while work takes place.

“A diversion route, which has been agreed in conjunction with Kent County Council highways department, will be clearly signposted for the duration of the work.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.”