Market Harborough roads to close for major work
Roads in Market Harborough town centre are being dug up again for water main works.
Work started in Bowden Lane yesterday and it will be closed for at least three weeks to allow householders and businesses to be connected to a new main.
A section of Coventry Road will have traffic restrictions for at least two weeks from February 11 for similar work.
The fresh disruptions come nearly a year after Severn Trent Water spent several months laying a £1 million main through the town centre.
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It was designed to connect a reservoir on the northern edge of town to new houses in Farndon Road, on the western outskirts.
A spokeswoman for Severn Trent Water said: "Following our earlier work to install 2,000m of new pipes in Market Harborough, we are now carrying out further work in Bowden Lane, Burnmill Road and Coventry Road to transfer water supply and shut down the old network of pipes."
The company is installing three-way traffic lights in Bowden Lane to Burnmill Road and Coventry Road to Fairfield Road for two weeks from Monday, February 11.
District councillor for the Bowden Lane area Dr Sarah Hill said: "This work has to be done but we would appreciate better co-ordination between the utility companies."
Over the past decade, millions of pounds have been spent in the town on upgrading flood drains, gas pipes and the resurfacing of the High Street.
Severn Trent does not expect any interruptions to supplies.