Farnham’s West Street fully reopened on Saturday morning after a four-month closure for works by South East Water.

The phased road closure caused traffic gridlock in the town since late January, coming as part of a £1.3m water network upgrade.

Speaking after the road was reopened, South East Water project manager Jeremy Dufour said: “We know the closure of West Street has been very difficult for the town and I thank the whole community for their patience while we laid this vital new pipeline.

"Installing the water main was far more challenging than we anticipated as we had to weave it around far more gas and electricity pipes than expected beneath the road’s surface.”

South East Water’s teams will now move on to the next phase of work to lay the pipeline in private land around Coxbridge Farm and behind Coxbridge Industrial Estate, before it’s connected into an existing water main on the A31, Alton Road, later this year.

Keep up-to-date on the project by visiting: southeastwater.co.uk/farnham