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Major sewer upgrade scheme finishes early

Major sewer upgrade scheme finishes early

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:23pm 5th March 2020.

A major scheme to upgrade the sewers in Carbis Bay has ended early.

The works closed a stretch of the main road to St Ives for weeks.

South West Water says the project is to improve the service to residents and businesses.

On Friday 28th February the sewer upgrade finished and the temporary two-way traffic lights on St Ives Road and Longstone Hill were removed.

These lights were originally planned to be in place until Friday 20th March.

Carbis Bay Road Closures

What happened during the sewer upgrade?

The project, which began in November 2019, involved upgrading sections of sewer along St Ives Road and Longstone Hill by relining the existing pipe with four layers of recycled environmentally friendly felt totalling 15mm in thickness impregnated with resin.

Preparatory work carried out in November and December 2019 provided more detailed surveys of the sewers than had previously been available which determined that some sections that were originally planned to be upgraded were not in a condition that required renewal or relining.

Using this new knowledge - and following feedback from residents - South West Water focused on relining only the most essential sections of sewer.

They say this reduced the period of disruption for residents and businesses, requiring shorter road closures than originally planned.

The first section of sewer required a road closure on St Ives Road of approximately 350 metres. 

The closure was expected to be in place from Monday 6th January to Thursday 13th February but it was completed on Friday 31st January, almost two weeks ahead of schedule, allowing the second section to begin earlier than planned.

"We are delighted to complete these essential sewer upgrades three weeks earlier than originally planned.

"While it was essential we carried out this work we fully appreciate the inconvenience it caused and we would like to thank the residents of Carbis Bay for their patience during this work."

Victoria Hutchins, South West Water Project Manager

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