Residents invited to find out more before major Kenilworth road closure

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  • Severn Trent Water will hold a public exhibition on June 25 ahead of major road works
  • The water company will partially close Coventry Road for 10 weeks while a new sewer is installed
  • The work will mean traffic disruption and diversions in the town

Find out how you will be affected by a 10-week road closure along Coventry Road at a public exhibition on Thursday.

Severn Trent will close off a section of the A429 on July 13 for 10 weeks so that £300,000 of work to instal new sewers can go ahead.

Diversion route

Diversion route

The company is inviting residents to a public exhibition on June 25 to learn more about the impending closure and disruption.

Wayne Ellis, investment planning manager at Severn Trent Water, said they will be at the Kenilworth Tennis and Squash Club in Crackley Lane until 7pm to explain more about the £300,000 spend to replace sewers in Coventry Road and Arborfields Close.

“We encourage people to come and hear more about how our work to replace sewers in Kenilworth will help stop sewage flooding into homes,” he said.

“The sewers in the area are no longer able to cope during heavy rainfall, and, in the past when we’ve had a lot of rain, sewage has backed up through pipes and flooded into homes and gardens.

We understand our customers in the area will have questions and concerns so we’d encourage them to come along and see us

Wayne Ellis

“This is unacceptable and it’s our job to stop it which is why it’s so important to replace the sewers.

“Unfortunately, because of the nature of the work, there will be some impact on traffic.

“We are sorry for any problems this will cause but we want to work with the community to try and make our work as painless as possible for them.

“We understand our customers in the area will have questions and concerns so we’d encourage them to come along and see us.

“We will do all we can to keep the short-term impact of this vital work to a minimum, and we’ve planned the work so that most of it will be done during the school and university holidays.

“We’ve written to our customers in the area to update them and are working closely with Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council, The University of Warwick, the emergency services and the bus companies to make sure that we get it right.”

The project team, and our colleagues from NMCNomenca, who will be carrying out the work, were on hand to answer questions and show everyone what they will be doing.

Severn Trent is working with Warwickshire County Council’s flood risk and Highway teams to make some surface water flooding improvements at the same time.

The exhibition will run from 2pm to 7pm. All welcome.

Keep up to date on the work’s progress here.