COMMUTERS heading into Stafford are set to face further delays in the coming weeks as the repair work to a damaged sewage main on Foregate Street escalates.
Lanes on either side of the busy Stafford town centre road have been closed over the previous weeks as contractors Enterprise work to repair the collapsed sewer which saw sewage bubbling up and running down the road last month.
A spokesman for Severn Trent Water said: “We’d like to thank the local community for its patience as we work to prevent sewer flooding on Foregate Street, in the Greyfriars area of Stafford.
“We’ve overcome challenges in our work to reach the damaged sewer pipe and we’re now repairing and cleansing it,” she said. “To make sure that there are no interruptions in our service to customers, we’re installing an over ground pipe as a temporary measure.
“To allow us to do this, we will need to close a further lane on Foregate Street while this is in place.”
She said as a result of the companies work with Staffordshire County Council disruption to road users had been minimised.
“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience our work may be causing and thank the local community for its understanding.”