Alton - improving the water network
30 November 2016

Update 6 October 2017

Our traffic lights along Whitedown Lane will now be in place until Tuesday while we reinstate the section of road where we have continued laying the new pipe. We will need to return here in November to complete our project.

We have now started work to lay a 70-metre section of pipeline along Windmill Lane.  While this section of road is closed, motorists should use Wilsom Road - Ashdell Road - Lower Turk Street – Turk Street and Windmill Hill to return to Windmill Lane.

Thank you to local residents and motorists for your ongoing patience.

Why are we doing this work?

To ensure our customers in Alton continue to enjoy top quality tap water, South East Water will be laying a new water main in the area.

Work on the important £1.4million scheme, approximately 3,000 metres in length, will begin on Monday 30 January 2017 and the project is expected to be completed by February 2018.

Although a section of the pipe will be laid in the road, the majority of the pipe will be laid through private fields.

Where are we working?

Work to install the new water main will take place along the A339 Selborne Road, Butts Road, The Butts and A339 Whitedown Lane before continuing in private land.

Construction works will be carried out in stages with the road being returned to its original state upon completion of one section. The working area will then move along to the next section.

As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor, we will need to use traffic management along the following roads:

Temporary lane closure along A339 Selborne Road

Temporary traffic lights on the double roundabout

Temporary traffic lights along Butts Road

 Temporary road closure along The Butts

Temporary traffic lights along A339 Whitedown Lane

However, please be assured that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.

Work will take place during normal office hours however some work may also take place at weekends.

A detailed map showing expected construction dates along each section of the road can be viewed by clicking on the map below.

Map with estimated dates