A1 works will cause no delays
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.