Bath Place car park in Leamington will re-open on Monday after Severn Trent’s £11 million sewer improvement project reached a milestone this week.
The car park has been resurfaced and its lines have been repainted while hidden beneath is a brand new sewer system, which includes a large structure to control storm water connected to more than 350 metres of new sewers.
During the last ten months a new storm water pumping station has been constructed in Station Approach.
Chris Keys, senior programme engineer for Severn Trent Water, said: “Even though they can’t see the new sewer system, we hope that Leamington residents will appreciate the improvements to the Bath Place car park above ground.
“While work is carried out, together with our contractors NMCNomenca we’ve tried to minimise disruption to the local community by putting in place measures to make things easier, including a sponsored bus service and free parking in the town.
“Our work to protect homes from sewer flooding continues at full speed on High Street at the Clemens Street Junction.
“Working together with National Grid we are currently replacing old gas and water pipes through the junction, as sewer improvements progress between Bath Place and Tachbrook Road.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the local community’s ongoing support and we expect to reopen Bath Street and Clemens Street junction by the end of November.”
To minimise the disruption, Severn Trent and NMCNomenca are cotinuing to provide the following services for the local community:
*Two hours free parking in the Court Street car park, which is a short walk from the High Street. This has been organised jointly with Warwick District Council.
*The Number 71A, new sponsored shuttle bus, provides transport to High Street during the closure.
*Free radio advertising continues to be provided to promote businesses in the Old Town.
*A weekly surgery is held every Thursday morning in the Old Town Business Association’s offices at 26 High Street, so residents can ask questions and get a progress report.
For more information on the sewer improvements visit www.northmid.co.uk/leamington or email quoting ‘Leamington’ in the subject.