Multi-million investment underway to replace water mains

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An Anglian Water scheme costing £3.5 million to replace and improve a large stretch of water main on Burgh Road in Skegness began on Monday, January 8.

The scheme will replace over 7km of water main and will reduce the risk of burst pipes, low pressure and interruptions to supply for customers in the local area. Work will be completed by June 2018.

The first phase of the work will require temporary traffic lights to be in place on Burgh Road at the junction with Lincoln Road for three weeks from Monday, to allow the new pipe to be laid safely.

Burgh Road will be closed between St Marys Road junction and Lyndhurst Avenue from January 22 2018 for approximately three weeks to allow Anglian Water staff to work safely where the road is narrower.

Traffic will be diverted off Burgh Road along Roman Bank and Lincoln Road for this period.

The last phase of the scheme will move further west between the junction of Roach Farm Park and Lincoln Road.

Work on the road will be completed by May.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place while this part of the scheme is completed.

The final stretch of pipe will be laid across nearby fields meaning the pipeline will be completed and in use from late summer next year.

Richard Pickersgill, Anglian Water’s Network Manager for Lincolnshire, said:

“We appreciate the work will cause some disruption to local residents, and we are sorry for that. However, we hope that people understand how important this scheme is and that the benefits of this work will outweigh any temporary inconvenience.

“Our teams will be working hard to complete the work as soon as possible.”

Anglian Water has pledged to keep residents updated on the scheme’s progress with regular newsletters, and videos and images on social media.


What this means to you and your community

Anglian Water expect to complete this £3.5 million improvement scheme by the end of June 2018 which will in turn accommodate growth in the area for the next 15 to 20 years.

They intend to use a construction method called ‘Trenching’ throughout much of the scheme.

They say, this technique means considerably less excavation and reduces our carbon footprint which is good for the environment.

Traffic management

They will be working on Burgh Road A158 between Burgh Le Marsh and Skegness and will ensure the safety of road users during movement of plant and machinery to and from site by using the following traffic management:

  • Phase 1: Rolling two way traffic lights travelling east from the junction with Lincoln Road.

(Staring on 8 January 2018 for approximately 6 weeks)

We will be using two way traffic lights in sections of approximately 100 metres working eastward from the Lincoln Road junction until we reach the junction of St Mary’s Road off Burgh Road.


  • Phase 2: Road closure between St Marys Road junction and Lyndhurst Avenue Junction.

(Starting on 22 January 2018 for approximately 3 weeks) 

Due to the narrow width of the road at this section we need to put a full road closure in place for the safety of our team and the public.

Traffic will be diverted off Burgh Road along Roman Bank and Lincoln Road for this period.


  • Phase 3: Rolling two way traffic lights on Burgh Road, west of the dual carriage way.

(Dates to be confirmed) 

Anglian Water will be using two way traffic lights in sections of approximately 100 metres working eastward from Roach Farm Park until we reach Phase 1 at the junction with Lincoln Road.

Please note there will be a temporary 30 mph speed restriction on this section of road whilst we complete this work and in the dual carriageway section we will be closing off the inner two lanes.

Also there will be no right turn for HGV’s during this period and HGV’s will be required to follow the diversion along Burgh Road and Roman Bank.

They will use clear advanced warning signs to explain these temporary carriageway changes.

The diversion map has more information on these traffic management measures. Access to residents and the emergency services will be maintained at all times and we will do our upmost to minimise any disruption.

What this means to you

We are not expecting any interruptions to your water supply, however if we do need to interrupt your supply we will notify you of this at least two days in advance.

Working hours

Our teams will be working between 7:30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday; however the road closures and traffic management will be in place 24 hours a day seven days a week.

If you would like to talk to Anglian Water about this work, please get in touch using the details below.

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Sun: 8am – 5pm
Tel: 03457 145 145
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Anglian Water Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding whilst we carry out this important work.

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