SP3165 : Diversion ends … and another begins

taken 7 years ago, near to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Diversion ends … and another begins
Diversion ends … and another begins
Traffic diversions are being managed during the programme of sewer replacement. The corner of the Parade and Dormer Place (on the left) was always a trouble-spot in the town's sewage system. The main Parade sewer turned an acute bend into Dormer Place, whose sewer historically had an adverse fall, resulting in cellars flooding after heavy rain. The signs are that the replacement sewer will take a less abrupt route.
Leamington Spa Sewer Improvements 2010-12
Severn Trent Water is investing £7.6M in Leamington town centre to upgrade over 2.2km of the sewerage network to increase the capacity of the sewer system and reduce the risk of flooding in the town. In addition the sewer relief system will be upgraded to reduce pollution of the River Leam. Work started in September 2010 and will conclude in spring 2012.

Many of the sewers in Leamington town centre date back to Victorian times and are unable to meet the demands of today’s urban society. To meet these demands they need to be replaced with larger and more robust systems. This will reduce the risk of flooding from the town’s sewers. This is not the first time that similar works have been carried out. Since I moved to the area in 1984 there have been at least two major schemes of sewer enlargement and pollution prevention.

An essential part of the new system will be constructed in the Parade, a busy and popular shopping street in the town centre Conservation Area. Before Severn Trent can start these works, they need to divert existing gas and water mains which obstruct the proposed new sewers, and also replace old brittle mains which are nearing the end of their serviceable life. These works form Phase 1 of the scheme.

Work started on 10 January 2011. The diversion of the water mains in three locations took four weeks to complete. The diversion and replacement of the gas mains on both sides of the Parade is more complex and was expected to take around five months to complete. Works are still under way at the time of writing, July 2011.

(paraphrased from the large site notice in Euston Place Gardens, see SP3165 : Explanatory sign, Euston Place Gardens)
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 12 August, 2011
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Energy infrastructure  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3182 6563 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.2735N 1:32.0957W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3183 6558
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