Road disruption pledge as pipe works begin

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WATER chiefs have vowed to minimise road disruption in Maltby as a £400,000 scheme to replace Victorian drinking water pipes begins.

Yorkshire Water will replace 1,800m of old pipe in the town with new plastic versions.

The project is expected to take four months and engineering specialists Balfour Beatty Utility Services will begin on Wednesday.

Work takes place along the A631 Rotherham Road, Maltby, between Warwick Road and Blyth Road.

Yorkshire Water said everything would be done to minimise disruption for road users.

It has devised a plan with Rotherham Council to keep the road open.

Mike Tunnicliffe, project manager, said: “This vital work is all about reducing the number of bursts on our network and further improving the quality of water for Maltby residents and businesses.

“Work on this scale is always likely to cause some disruption to road users but we want to reassure all concerned we’ll be doing everything we possibly can to complete the job as quickly as possible with the minimum amount of disruption.”