Motorists warned about water repair works in St Helens

A busy section of commuter route on Scafell Road in St Helens will be closed for three weeks while water repair work takes place.

United Utilities needs to close a section of Scafell Road underneath the East Lancashire Road Bridge from Monday, March 6.

A spokesperson from United Utilities, said: “We need to carefully carry out work on an important water pipe which serves a large amount of homes and businesses in the local area.”

“During the work water supplies will not be impacted as we will be using temporary bypass pipework to keep taps flowing.”

 “We understand there’s never a good time to do work like this, but we’ve worked closely with the Council to minimise disruption.”

A fully signposted diversion route will be in place for the duration of the work, which will take traffic along Washway Lane, Green Leach Lane, Carr Mill Road and Martindale Road.