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Cuckoo Trail drainage works complete by Easter

A drainage contractor is working with Southern Water to replace a section of sewer pipe under the popular Cuckoo Trail in Polegate, East Sussex.

The works started on the drainage pipe in November, but due to heavy snowfall at the end of the year, they have been delayed somewhat. Over 700 metres of the pipe have been replaced already, with over 800 metres to be replaced. Southern Water hopes the work will be completed before Easter.

The pipe had leaked a number of times over the past few years, so needed to be replaced completely. Southern Water project manager Keith Jeffery stated:

“The replacement of these 1,500 metres of sewer along the Cuckoo Trail is just an initial phase of a multi-million scheme to replace the entire 5.2km length of sewer at this location. This work is currently in the design stage, and Southern Water will be updating the public on the progress of the project”.

He added:

“I would like to thank the users of this popular trail for being so patient and understanding while this work is underway.”