A1 works will cause no de­lays

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - LOCAL ELECTIONS -

Anglian Wa­ter have pledged re­pairs to a wa­ter main under the A1 at Wit­ter­ing will not cause dis­rup­tion to mo­torists.

The works started this week, with the wa­ter com­pany working with spe­cial­ist drilling com­pany, Con­roy’s, to drill un­der­neath the road, near RAF Wit­ter­ing, in or­der to re­place a sec­tion of pipe.

Fiona Hal­lam, Anglian Wa­ter Project Man­ager, said: “The tech­nique we are us­ing is called ‘Directional Drilling’. This method was cho­sen as it gives us bet­ter steer­ing ca­pa­bil­ity and ac­cu­racy - there’s no room for er­ror when you’re drilling under a ma­jor road.

“Once the sleeve has been drilled us­ing this directional drilling process, we’re us­ing a spe­cial­ist tech­nique known as ‘slip lin­ing’ to pull the new main pipe through the old one so no open trenches will be re­quired in the car­riage­way.”

The works will last two to three weeks.

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