Roadworks in Ripponden will continue over Easter

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Work to lay a new main water pipe in Ripponden will continue over the Easter weekend.

Engineering specialists, Morrison Utility Services have been working on behalf of Yorkshire Water since late January to replace the existing pipe on Oldham Road, as it was in bad condition and prone to bursting.

When this pipe burst in the past, it would cause significant water supply and road disruption to local customers.

900 metres of new water pipe has been laid so far - the team started near the junction to Dyson Lane and have worked their way up to the junction with Rochdale Road and Elland Road.

The project is now more complicated and with around 200 metres of water pipe still to lay, the team will be working Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday.

Ross Housley, project manager for Yorkshire Water, said: “We understand that this work is disruptive to local residents and especially road-users.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and any delays to your journey.

“Please be assured we’re doing our best to complete this essential work as quickly as possible. It’s important that we reduce the risk of this water pipe bursting in the future, so we can secure water supply for our customers.”

Subject to ground and weather conditions, the £300,000 project will be complete within the next two weeks.