BT water pipeline work delayed

road-work-sign-WEBThe Water Authority has temporarily halted its work replacing a water pipeline in Bodden Town.

Work on the project began in mid-January and involves replacing the water main along Bodden Town Road between Gun Square Road and Manse Road. According to a press release issued Monday by the company, some 1,150 feet of new pipeline has been installed, with 1,000 feet of pipeline remaining to be put in place.

Water Authority Deputy Director Tom van Zanten said there had been “a significant delay” in the delivery of materials for one of the company’s reverse osmosis plants, which had impacted the progress of the Bodden Town work.

Customers along the new pipeline will be given notification prior to being connected to the new water main as this will require a brief interruption in water service, according to the company.

While the project is on hold, there will be two brief road closures. Bodden Town Road will be closed to through-traffic from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16.

Mr. van Zanten said, “The Authority will be installing pipelines across Bodden Town Road to connect the residents of Cumber Avenue, Monument Road and other side roads to the new water main. Water Authority personnel will be stationed at the intersections of Bodden Town Road and Condor Road, and Bodden Town Road and Anton Bodden Way to direct local traffic as necessary.”

During the road closures, motorists should divert around Bodden Town via Anton Bodden Drive.