A road in Weymouth will close for almost two weeks for sewer renovation.

Elwell Street in Upwey will shut from its junction with Church Street and the access to the public footpath, a distance of around 370 metres.

This closure will start this Wednesday and is expected to be completed by Tuesday, February 20.

This closure will enable Wessex Water safe access to carry out sewer renovation works to prevent infiltration.

The alternative route, which will be signposted, is as follows: B3159 - Stottingway Street - Dorchester Road.

Dorset Echo: Closure is in red, diversion in blueClosure is in red, diversion in blue (Image: Dorset Council)

This follows similar work by Wessex Water on Church Street which took place between January 8 and February 2. 

For further information about the work being undertaken and access arrangements, call Wessex Water on 07867 462930. To discuss the closure order, contact Dorset Council on 01305 221020.

Wessex Water has said it will invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into the network in the Upwey and Broadwey area this year.

This comes after persistent issues relating to raw sewage being discharged from manhole covers in Upwey after heavy rain.

The Echo previously reported that residents in the area of Church Street and Watery Lane have concerns over the sewage which runs along the roads and onto people’s properties.

This happens when heavy rainfall is too much for water drains and the sewage network to handle.