The current section of a major Wiltshire roadworks scheme has been delayed after additional works were required.

Wessex Water is currently carrying out the second phase of its water supply improvement project in Devizes.

Roadworks, including temporary traffic lights at the Market Place and St John’s Street, have been ongoing since early March following the completion of phase one.

This section of the project had been scheduled for completion by Friday, May 31 but has now been delayed by several weeks after it was discovered additional works were required.

Wessex Water says it will work to ensure any disruption from the ongoing traffic management measures will be kept to a minimum.

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A spokesperson said: “The middle phase of our overall £2 million investment to improve the supply of water in Devizes started in early March with its longest section in St John’s Street and Market Place.

“Due to additional work being required, this is now set to be completed in June before the team moves on to the next element at the northern end of Market Place.”

During this time Wessex Water will be communicating with residents and businesses to keep them updated on the progress of the project.

Despite the delay, phases two and three of the scheme, which have been merged, are still on track to be finished by the end of 2024.

A spokesperson added: “We are continuing to work closely with local customers and businesses to keep disruption from what is a complex large-scale project to a minimum and will be writing to them again in advance of moving to the next element of the project next month.

“Overall, this phase of the supply improvements remains on course to be completed by the end of this year.”

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The rest of phases two and three will see works carried out at St Johns Court, High Street, Wine Street, The Market Place, Station Road, and Castle Lane.

During the project water supply services in the town will be overhauled with cast-iron mains being replaced by plastic pipes to safeguard the reliability of the system.

In total, more than two kilometres of pipes will be replaced throughout the centre of the town.

The scheme began in September last year and is expected to be completed by April 2025, with a further phase planned to begin in November.