Spalding road closure extended for works to collapsed sewer

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Further road closures will take place in Spalding while work continues on a collapsed sewer.

Anglian Water has requested continued closures on the A151 Winsover Road between Carrington Road and Quaker Road, and at the junction of Winsover Road with Hawthorn Bank to enable them to repair a collapsed sewer on Winsover Road.

The issue was first reported on December 14 when a sink hole appeared on the busy road.

Anglian Water hope to complete the repairs by early March, and will be working seven days a week where possible.

They are unable to work extended hours into the evening or overnight, as this is a residential street.

The work involves:

  • Lifting the manhole chamber back to street level, as the ground conditions underneath the road have caused it to sink down
  • Realign the sewers running from homes in the area
  • Replace the main sewer running underneath Hawthorn Bank, which has collapsed

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “We are very sorry for the disruption caused by our works to repair a collapsed sewer on Winsover Road.

“Due to the close proximity of other utilities such as water and gas and the complex nature of the repair, our team have had to hand dig to expose the collapsed sewer.

“This work has been completed and work to repair the collapsed sewer is underway.”

Andy Wharff, Local Highways Manager said: “A signed diversion will be in place throughout these works via the A16 / A1175 / A15 and vice versa.

“Due to a  number of complaints received by residents in this area, in particular regarding HGVs, we would appreciate it if all drivers could follow the signed diversion route.”

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