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New water main connections in Museum Street and St Leonard’s Place

Yorkshire Water’s contractors Morrison Utility Services (MUS) will be working in Museum Street and St Leonard’s Place for one week from Sunday 8th May.

The team from MUS will provide new water supply connections for Hall Construction’s development of the old council premises. 

 
The work will take place between 8th and 15th May and traffic management will be used so it can be undertaken safely.
 
Traffic lights will be used whilst the team are working in Museum Street. In St Leonard’s Place a lane will be closed whilst the new water supply pipes are connected to the existing infrastructure. 
 
The council is working with Yorkshire Water to help minimise the impact of these works. The transport team will be monitoring traffic flows in the area throughout the works and adjusting traffic light timings to help minimise delays. 
 
However, these are major works and although everything reasonably possible will be done to keep these to a minimum, delays are expected and motorists are advised to plan their journey accordingly.

Changes to bus services

  • Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride (service 2) will terminate at Station Avenue RM, returning via Leeman Road. Museum Street EA and Bootham (Ingram House) will not be served during the works. Passengers from Clifton Green should wait at the eastbound Water End stop.
  • Theatre Royal stops EE and EF will be suspended, with all inbound buses calling at temporary stops outside the De Grey Rooms.
  • Services 5/5A will stop at EC instead of EB.
A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said, “We appreciate this might not be possible for everyone but we would advise motorists to avoid the area if they can. We apologise for any traffic delays.”
 
It’s unlikely that Morrison Utility Services or Yorkshire Water employees will need access to properties and residents and business owners are being asked to be on their guard against bogus callers while the team is working in the area.  
 
Employees of both companies carry identity cards which can be checked by telephoning 0800 138 7878 - staff won't mind waiting while their details are verified.
 
For more information contact den.tansey@yorkshirewater.co.uk or 01274 692653.