Four weeks of disruption for Weymouth sewer repairs

Four weeks of disruption for Weymouth sewer repairs

Published by George Sharpe at 12:38pm 20th February 2020. (Updated at 12:40pm 20th February 2020)

Repairs to Weymouth's sewer network will bring four weeks of road disruption in March.

Work is needed to stop seawater entering the town's sewer network.

Two roads in the town will be closed for two weeks at North Quay (westbound only) and New Road, which will be completely closed from 9th March 2020.

Temporary lights will be in place for the duration of the works, starting on 2nd March 2020, which is expected to take around four weeks.

Wessex Water's Julian Britton, who is coordinating the work, said: 

"We have notified and visited residents and businesses in the North Quay area to explain why this work is essential and why it needs to be done now.

"With tidal peaks rising and holiday season approaching, bringing a seasonal increase in sewage loading, we need to ensure our network is working at optimum performance.  

"We will be working extended hours and this will involve some evening and overnight work, but every effort will be made to keep noise and disruption to a minimum.

"The closure of North Quay to westbound traffic is necessary for the safety of our team and the community. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused."

Wessex Water will be working extended hours using the town's latest 'no-dig' technology to minimise disruption and complete the repairs as quicky as possible. 

Work is being timed to avoid peak holiday season in July, when increased visitor numbers and 18-year high spring tides put increased pressure on the sewage system.