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Work Starts On Sewer Repairs


7:24am 2nd June 2014
(Updated 2:18pm 2nd June 2014)

A word of warning if you're traveling through Bridport over the next couple of weeks.

You may want to give yourself a bit of extra time as Wessex Water are repairing the sewer in East Street and they'll be temporary traffic lights in place.

Work will start today (Monday 2nd June) on the collapsed sewer, and is expected to take three weeks.

Wessex Water have told Wessex FM they wrote to local people to make them aware of the planned work and the company arranged for electronic signs to be in place to warn motorists approaching the town centre from the A35.

They also say the work will not be carried out on Saturdays after a request from the council to minimise noise and disruption to the Saturday market. 

Carl Little, Wessex Water’s construction manager for the scheme, said: “The repairs are essential to ensure we continue to maintain sewerage services for residents and businesses.

“Unfortunately the work will take slightly longer than usual because the sewer is almost three metres underground and other utilities are in the area where we have to excavate.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the emergency repair work, which we will complete as quickly as possible.”

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