MOTORISTS are being warned to expect disruption in Eccleston as United Utilities continues with work to prevent flooding.

Sewers in Church Lane, Pikes Bridge Fold and Brooklands Road have been struggling to cope during periods of heavy rainfall – resulting in many homes and gardens becoming flooded.

A new water storage tank has been installed in a field on Church Lane and the next phase will involve road closures and temporary traffic signals in several areas.

Work began on Monday and is scheduled to last two weeks.

Initially United Utilities will be working at the mini-roundabout at Church Lane, Springfield Lane, Broadway, and Chapel Lane, where temporary traffic lights will be installed.

Further work will then take place along Springfield Lane up to Acacia Grove for a further two weeks.

On Monday, July 7 - for two weeks – ‘stop and go’ boards will be used to control traffic on Pikes Bridge and Church Lane.

On July 14, work is due to start on Church Lane and will last for seven weeks – requiring the closure of the road to everyone except residents.

Starting on July 21, Acacia Grove will close for four weeks. United Utilities will be working to maintain access for residents for the majority of the works.

The company will be working six days a week (including the bank holiday) to complete the work as quickly as possible.

Bus operators have been contacted and emergency services will have full access if required.

Bin collections will not be affected – and residents should leave their wheelie bins and recycling containers in the usual place.

United Utilities will ensure that refuse is taken to a designated collection point and returned once the containers have been emptied.

For more information, call United Utilities on 0845 746 2200 quoting project number CT 80029173.