Water pipe work to cause delays

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motorists face delays for the next four months while a major water pipe is replaced in Rotherham.

The 1.8km water main is being replaced along the A631 Rotherham Road, at Maltby, between Warwick Road and Blyth Road.

The existing cast iron pipe is being swapped for a modern plastic version by Yorkshire Water at a cost of £400,000.

Work will take place from 7.30am to 5.30pm seven days a week, with temporary traffic lights in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Project manager Mike Tunnicliffe said the new pipe is less likely to burst and disrupt residents’ water supplies, and said engineers want to complete the work as quickly as possible.

“We are sorry for the disruption this work may cause,” he added.