A number of roads in Penketh will be closed over the coming weeks as United Utilities carry out sewer improvement works in the area.

United Utilities have been upgrading the sewer system in Penketh for the last few months, and as part of the latest stage of works, sections of Tannery Lane, Walkers Lane and Station Road will be closed.

During the works, drainage contractors will be installing a new sewer system and connecting these pipes to an existing sewer in fields off Tannery Lane and an underground water storage tank off Station Road. Road closures started on Tannery Lane on Monday and will start on Walkers Lane next week.

United Utilities project manager, Tony Lowles, stated:

“The work on Tannery Lane and Walkers Lane is designed to improve the overall reliability of the sewer network and help towards alleviating the risk of flooding to nearby homes during heavy rainfall.

“When we are in a position to connect our new sewer on Walkers Lane to the tank on Station Road we will reopen Station Road and remove the diversion.

“We will continue to allow access in and out of Walkers Lane through the newly formed access for local traffic and our construction vehicles, but we would like to advise residents that this access will revert to a no through road once our work is completed.

“Access to Penketh South Primary School and St Vincent’s Primary School will be maintained via Chapel Road.

“We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum and we will be writing to local residents to inform them of our progress.”

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