The second phase of a major roadworks project to upgrade a Wiltshire town’s water supply will begin next week.

Wessex Water’s refit of water pipes throughout Devizes, which is now expected to cost £2 million, started last September.

Phase one of the scheme saw numerous town centre roads close, throughout autumn and winter, but has now drawn to a close.

The second and third stages of the work have been merged and will start on Monday, March 4.

Wessex Water says this will include the use of two-way and multi-way traffic lights in St Johns Street and Market Place at points, alongside staged road closures.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wessex Water's map of the roadworksWessex Water's map of the roadworks (Image: Wessex Water)

The St Johns Street loop behind the town hall is scheduled to shut from Monday until April 5, according to the council’s roadworks map.

Between March and November, further work will take place at St Johns Court, High Street, Wine Street, Station Road and Castle Lane.  

In total over two kilometres of pipes will be replaced around the town before the project’s completion in April 2025.

Traders, councillors and Wessex Water have all emphasised that care is being taken to keep disruption to a minimum.

They have urged residents and visitors to keep using the town centre and supporting local businesses during the roadworks.