Emergency sewer work on a busy street in Cambridge started on Monday the 19th of March after Anglian Water announced that a suitable time had now been agreed with the local council.

The sewer repairs on Sidney Street in the city centre will see the road closed to traffic for around a month while the repairs take place.

Sewers at a level of three metres below the surface need to be repaired to stop future sewer problems occurring.

Some local traders are worried that they will see a drop in trade when the road is closed. Anglian Water spokesperson Antony Innes said:

“We have been aware of problems with this sewer since late last year and have been working with the council to find a suitable time to complete these works.

“In agreement with the council, these works have been planned to coincide with Sidney Sussex College’s Easter period so that disruption to the local area can be minimised.

“Unfortunately, some disruption and inconvenience will be inevitable which is why we wanted to let businesses and customers know what is going on and why.

“Work on the sewer system is never ideal but it is essential that we take this opportunity to fully repair the collapse and reduce the chances of problems in the future.”

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