Severn Trent Water work in Shropshire may affect drivers

Drivers are being warned of possible disruption as 10.5km (6.5 miles) of water mains are replaced in a £1.25m scheme in Shropshire.

Work starting this month to replace water mains in Edstaston and Wem was expected to last for about nine to 12 months, Severn Trent Water said.

It said water mains serving the areas were starting to show signs of wear and tear and were more prone to leaks.

Most of the work will not involve digging roads or pavements.

But there could be some disruption to traffic and if so, this would probably involve temporary traffic lights, Severn Trent Water said.

The water company said work to replace water mains "with modern, tough plastic pipes will dramatically reduce the risk of future leaks".

The majority of work will start in Edstaston and last for about six to nine months, with work in Soulton Road, Wem, soon to be programmed and agreed with councils, Severn Trent Water said.

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