Anglian Water has provided the following update regarding the pipe relocation works in the Links Road area:
Clearance work along the new pipeline route has been completed and some trees will need to be removed. Anglian Water will be removing a 30 metre corridor of trees along the pipeline route, which is currently dominated by sycamore and holm oak, which offer little ecological value to the area.
Expert ecologists will be on site throughout this work to ensure there are no other species found in the working area. This should take around three weeks, following this the main work will start which is expected to take 10-12 months.
From 4 January and for the duration of this project (between 10 and 12 months) the Links Road Car Park will be closed to the public to ensure work can be carried out while protecting the public and the workforce. Safety is Anglian Water's top priority. There are three complex sewer connections to complete in the car park, which will require a large working area, and space is also needed to store materials and new pipes. The temporary site compound will also be erected here, to ensure the team has the facilities needed to complete the work.
Later in the project there will be a need to temporarily close Links Road whilst the connection in the highway is completed and the footpath adjacent to Links Road along the coastline. The dates of this closure will be published as soon as they are known and will give advance warning to the public and stakeholders.
The dedicated project webpage will show updates and latest information https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/lowestoft-pipeline-relocation