Sewer repairs will start in Bristol this week as Wessex Water aims to modernise around 550 metres of Victorian pipework.

The water company are investing around £160,000 into sewer repairs along Gloucester Road and later along Ashley Down Road in Bristol. In all approximately 550 meters of sewer pipe will be inspected and necessary repairs made.

Most of the work on the sewers will use trenchless technology, so disruption should be at a minimum, although three way lights will be installed on Gloucester Road at the junction of Ashley Down Road to manage traffic flow.

All the works are expected to be completed by the end of March.

The project manager for the sewer repair scheme, Nick Cripps, said:

“CCTV investigations of the sewers found them to be in a structurally poor condition, so it is essential that we carry out these repairs.

“We will be using a range of trenchless techniques, replacing the previous method of traditional open cut which would add another month onto the timescale of the work. The trenchless methods will significantly reduce disruption to traffic and local residents.”

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