Sewer improvement works in Penketh

Sewer improvement works in Penketh are continuing apace, with the latest stage of sewer replacements now under way.

The latest stage of the works, which began on Monday, has meant that Tannery Lane, between Newlyn Gardens and Harlyn gardens, has been closed. The work in the areas is expected to take six weeks to complete.

One completed, drainage engineers will connect the sewer with a cross country sewer that sits in fields off Tannery Lane.

From the 25th of October, work will also begin on Walkers Lane and will last for ten weeks.

The Project Coordinator for the works, 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.”

People can still access Penketh South Primary School and St Vincent’s Primary School from Chapel Road during the works.

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