Road to close for 12 weeks

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PART of Spalding’s Albert Street shut yesterday for three months while Anglian Water spends £129,000 replacing a burst-prone cast iron main with a plastic pipe.

The water company says access will be maintained throughout the work for Albert Street residents, but through-traffic is being diverted along Queen’s Road, Holbeach Road and Commercial Road.

Albert Street residents will suffer disruption to their water supplies.

Anglian Water spokesman John Clare said: “As the pipe is replaced, individual properties will be disconnected from the main for up to an hour, but we will be giving residents plenty of notice about when their home or business will be affected.

“Once people are reconnected, they will need to boil their water for 48 hours before they use it for cooking and drinking, just as a precaution.

“We will be keeping in touch with residents throughout the works, though, so we hope nothing will come as a surprise for them.”

The main runs between Commercial Road and Acacia Avenue and is said to be at the end of its useful life with a rising number of bursts in recent years.