Upper Street, A1 Islington High Street and Essex road

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We have now relined our water pipes along Upper Street, Islington High Street and Essex Road and Upper Street and Islington High Street is now re-open to through traffic.

We are currently working on Essex Road and St Johns Street to flush and sample the pipes in preparation of putting the new pipes in service. Once the work is finished, the pipes will be much stronger and will ensure that we provide a top quality service.

How long will it take?

Our work on Essex Road & St Johns Street is due to start from Friday 17 November for approximately 2 weeks. Due to the requirement for additional sampling and flushing of the pipes our work has been extended and is due to be complete by Wednesday 29 November.

Our machines will be set up to take samples and flush the pipes on Essex Road between Colebrooke Row and St Peter’s Street and on St John’s Street between City Road and Owen Street.

How you’re affected?

There will be a bus lane closure on Essex Road between Colebrooke Row and St Peter’s Street and a lane closure on St John’s Street between City Road and Owen Street.

Footpaths and pavements will not be affected, so please continue to visit the high street, shops and businesses which are all open as usual.