Severn Trent Water – Griffith Drive Closure Warning!

I want to warn business and residents living on Ashmore Park that Severn Trent Water Company are planning to effect closure of part of Griffith Drive in phases, to renew the water mains. This work is scheduled in April 2019.  This is the information that I have been furnished with to date.

It is proposed Griffiths Drive is closed in both directions from its junction with Southall Road for approximately 425 metres in a western direction. It is expected this closure will operate in phases along this section of road, commencing on 08/04/19 until 29/05/19 to facilitate water main renewal works on behalf of Severn Trent Water.

Due to the temporary traffic management required to facilitate the works, Severn Trent Water (Amey) have already approached some of the premises directly affected to discuss the scope of the works and access arrangements.

It is anticipated the majority of the works will be completed by drilling, as it is hoped this method of working will reduce obstructions and maintain access to frontages. When making connections onto the new pipe, Severn Trent Water will work closely with the premises directly affected and endeavour to plate over car park entrances to maintain access wherever possible.

Would everyone who is likely to be affected by this work please note the situation. There will be disruption one would expect to the Local Bus Service, and to Local trading establishments, as well as homes.

I am seeking more information and I will publish it and make you aware, as I receive it.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more