Roadworks misery on Spalding’s Winsover Road is due to end on Friday

Anglian Water's sewer repairs. SG090217-106TW
Anglian Water's sewer repairs. SG090217-106TW

Relief is in sight for Spalding drivers as ten weeks of roadworks on Winsover Road are due to end on Friday.

Today (Wednesday) a spokesman for Anglian Water said: “We’re on course to complete the works on Friday afternoon.

“Work to resurface the road will happen Thursday and Friday and the road will be reopened as soon as the tarmac has set.

“We’re extremely grateful to local residents who’ve been patient whilst these vital emergency works were completed.”

Anglian Water has been repairing a collapsed sewer.

Sarah Dobson, from Anglian Water, recently explained that closure of the busy junction of Winsover Road/Hawthorn Bank was better than having blocked drains and flooded homes.

And site manager Dave Holmes said: “This is one of the worst sewer collapses we’ve had and the more serious the collapse, the worse it is.

“We’ve had to dig down and find out where the pipe was broken as it’s caused the manhole to give way when all the earth around it washed away.”

Discovery of an underground structure reignited a debate about medieval underground tunnels linking Monks House and the Priors Oven but historian Michael Elsden said: “I don’t think it would have been possible to build them in this area.”