A £400,000 scheme to improve the reliability of the drinking water supply to properties in three residential roads near South Street, Whitstable, will get underway next week.

South East Water is due to begin the project on Monday (8 October), when work starts on installing a new water main at The Halt, followed by new pipes at Firbanks and Pacific Close.

Project Manager Jeremy Dufour said: “We will be closing the right hand turning from Millstrood Road to The Halt from the South Street direction to temporarily remove the traffic island to allow construction to take place. We anticipate that this work will be undertaken in the first week of the project.”

Traffic lights may be in place on Millstrood Road, at the junction with The Halt, when the new water main there is connected to the drinking water network later in the project.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of November and will be followed by further upgrades to the underground network at Highgate Road and Ridgeway with residents being notified separately in due course about those projects.

These schemes form part of the company’s £424 million investment programme taking place between 2015 and 2020.

Further information and regular updates on the project can be found at corporate.southeastwater.co.uk/southstreet

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