End to Exmouth sewer works delayed

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:06 13 March 2017


Major works to upgrade sewers in Exmouth will last longer than originally planned, South West Water has said.

Work on upgrading 1.1km of sewer between Phear Park and Jarvis Close began in October 2016, and was due to end on March 10.

However, the company now says work will be completed by April 28.

It says until then, the cycle path between Marpool Hill and Bradham Lane, the cycle lane between 117 Bradham Lane and Salterton Road, and the cycle track and footpath from Salterton Road to Cranford Avenue will all remain closed with diversions in place. Jarvis Close will also remain closed to traffic between 9 Jarvis Close and Cranford Avenue, and Cranford Avenue will remain closed to traffic between the junctions of Littleham Road and Barnfield Avenue.

The company says bad weather and a burst sewer has caused the delay.

South West Water project manager Andy Young said: “We are continuing to work extended shifts and at weekends to ensure we reopen the cycle path as soon as possible, and we hope to be able to do this before the Easter break.

“We are also completely resurfacing the cycle path for the full length of the closure from the Bradham Lane/Salterton Road junction to Marpool Hill, which will benefit cycle path users once it is reopened.”

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