Work on a scheme to install a new 2.4 kilometre water main to replace an old burst-prone pipe is taking place along Twineham Lane, Twineham, West Sussex, between the Henfield Road junction and Twineham Place Farm.
We are to use an underground directional drilling technique to install this pipe. This involves excavating a series of pits where the new pipe will run and drilling the new pipe underground. This will minimise the amount of excavation works required as opposed to traditional trenching techniques.
As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor we will need to close Twineham Lane to through traffic only for the entire scheme length. A diversion route, which has been agreed in conjunction with the West Sussex County Council Highways department, will be clearly signed for the duration of the work.
Access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout this project.
When is the work due to start?
Construction started on 7 November 2018 and the project is expected to take approximately 21 weeks to complete but our contractor’s staff will work hard to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.
Work will take place during normal working hours, although there may be some activities at weekends.
There may be a short interruption to the water supply during this scheme as we connect our new pipe to the existing network but we will give you at least 48 hours notice if this is going to happen.
Who can I contact if I have any queries about these works?
Our contractor is Clancy Docwra and if you have any concerns during the work staff on site will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you would like to speak to South East Water direct please call our Customer Technical Centre on 0333 000 1100.
Progress update - 10 December
Engineering work is progressing well with 1.2km of new pipe laid so far, out of a total of 2.4km.
The road will reopen for Christmas, and work on site will pause, from Friday 21 December to Wednesday 2 January.