Anglian Water is carrying out essential mains strengthening works in Oakley Road, Bromham to ensure the pipes continue to supply water to the surrounding areas. This work is expected to be complete by 22 October.
Due to the nature of these works, the road must be fully closed to ensure the safety of the workforce and the public.
With the Anglian Water works needing to be complete before winter, and the ongoing improvement works on the A6/Clapham Road junction as part of the Transporting Bedford works these projects have unfortunately overlapped.
The Council is working with Anglian Water to get these works completed a quickly as possible. Anglian Water is working extended hours during the week, and will be working at weekends to complete these repairs as quickly as possible.
Motorists in the north east of the Borough are being reminded to comply with signposted diversion routes and to allow more time for their journeys.
The Council is aware of the impact on school buses. Conversations are ongoing with affected local schools to achieve a suitable solution for the duration of the works.
Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport said “We go out of our way to ensure we programme all essential roadworks so as to minimise the impact on the travelling public but very occasionally schemes will overlap, and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.
“We are doing all we can to ensure Anglian Water provide as much mitigation to the local area as possible and complete these works as safely and quickly as they can and we are in daily contact with the teams on the ground. In the interim we would advise everyone to follow formal diversion routes signposted on the network and to allow a little more time for their journeys”.
A spokesperson from Anglian Water said, “We are completing this essential work to ensure supplies continue to provide first class water to Bromham and the surrounding areas for many years to come. We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we complete this work.”