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Warwick Road Sewerage Project in Kenilworth

Warwick Road through Kenilworth is now due to re-open on 24th September 2008 - four weeks ahead of the original schedule.

The second phase of the Warwick Road Sewerage Scheme is well ahead of schedule and so the planned Warwick Road closures have now been brought forward. The road will be closed in a series of sections detailed below, and began on Thursday 17 April 2008. The road closures and diversions are expected to be in place for 25 weeks in total.

The Warwick Road Sewerage Scheme is the latest phase of work in Severn Trent’s strategy to improve the sewerage system in Kenilworth. These works are linked to the recently completed projects in Mill End, Offa Drive and Whitemoor Road as well as the ongoing projects in Thornby Avenue and Station Road.

At present, the sewers in the town simply cannot cope with the demands of today's urban society, which results in 54 nearby homes often suffering flooding during intense rainfall. The project will involve constructing new sewers and manholes and enlarging old sewers to provide greater capacity in the sewerage system.

Severn Trent will endeavour to ensure that road closures are kept to a minimum throughout the works. When a section of road is closed off to through traffic they hope to provide access for residents' and business vehicles, although this may not be possible at all times. Residents will be notified in advance when access to their property is to be restricted.

Amended timetable

The work to construct the new large diameter sewers will be completed during a number of staged road closures in Waverley Road (between Station Road and Warwick Road), and Warwick Road (between Waverley Road and the Gyratory). There will also be a section of work undertaken in Clarkes Avenue. The dates and sequence of the road closures are detailed below and are to be read in conjunction with the attached plan (PDF Document).

Section (from plan)

Location Estimated Start Estimated Finish


Station Road (between
Waverley Road and
Bertie Road)


29 February 2008




Waverley Road (between
Station Road and
Warwick Road),
28 January 2008


16 April 2008




Warwick Road (between
Waverley Road and
Clarkes Avenue)
17 April 2008


August 2008




Warwick Road (between
Clarkes Avenue and the Gyratory)
August 2008


October 2008


Clarkes Avenue
September 2008


November 2008


Temporary diversion routes and the necessary diversion signage have been agreed with Warwickshire County Council.


Throughout the lead-up to the work and during construction the contact details for the Severn Trent team are as follows:


Company Role Contact No.
Tom O’Brien


Severn Trent Water


Site Engineer


07713 341876


Adam Boucher


Severn Trent Water


Project Engineer


0121 722 4000


Owen Watts


North Midland Construction


Site Agent


07794 031966 - (24 hour Number)


Tony Wing


North Midland Construction


Contract Manager


07970 736523


Arrangements will be made with the emergency services and public services during the execution of the works. If you have personal concerns or comments about this work, you can write to Alan Preece, Delivery Manager at:

Severn Trent Water Ltd
St Martins Road
Coventry CV3 6SD

Out of hours, please ring the Severn Trent Customer Contact Centre on Tel. 0800 783 4444.