Edale’s main road will be closed for three months in winter to allow leaky water pipes to be replaced.
Severn Trent Water confirmed it was investing £340,000 in the village and installing three kilometres of new pipes in a bid to make its water supply more reliable.
Contract partner Amey will commence the first stage of works on October 6, on private land, which will complete by the end of the month.
The second phase will start on November 3 and will last until February 2015, weather permitting, starting at Edale railway station and ending at the Old Nags Head pub. The road will be closed from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Programme engineer from the water firm Dave Kiernan said: “We know this is likely to cause issues and we’re working closely with local businesses and the local community to try to minimise any impact.”
“We know that closing roads anywhere will cause disruption, especially in Edale, and we’d like to apologise to anyone who will be affected by this work and to ask for their patience. We won’t be there for long, but this work will help us to keep the water running for our customers for years to come.”