UPDATE MONDAY 2.25PM: Busy Spalding road reopens while ‘dips’ work goes on

Traffic congestion has eased after a road closure at the junction of Pinchbeck Road and Kings Road in Spalding was lifted on Friday as work goes on to find out what caused "dips" to form there.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG120517-110TW.
Traffic congestion has eased after a road closure at the junction of Pinchbeck Road and Kings Road in Spalding was lifted on Friday as work goes on to find out what caused "dips" to form there. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG120517-110TW.

A busy Spalding road has been reopened while work continues to find out the cause of subsidence there.

Drivers are using Pinchbeck Road again after complaints of ‘dips’ near the Woodlands Hotel were reported two months ago.

County highways officers closed Pinchbeck Road at its junction with Kings Road while Anglian Water engineers carried out an investigation.

But the road closure was lifted on Friday, despite a warning from Lincolnshire County Council on Thursday that drivers should expect repair work to last for a week.

A county council highways spokesman said: “The road closure has now been lifted and we are awating the results of Anglian Water’s investigations.”

An Anglian Water spokesman said: “We are working with highways to investigate the dips that have formed and we have completed a CCTV survey of the sewer which runs along the road.

“The survey report will be assessed and reviewed as soon as possible but if any repairs need to be carried out, our engineers will continue to work alongside highways to plan this work and keep disruption to a minimum where possible.”

THURSDAY 1.10PM Traffic problems to continue as road set to be closed for further week

Traffic was extremely busy coming into Spalding this morning because of the continued closure of Pinchbeck Road.

Work to repair the busy road where ‘dips’ have appeared are likely to take about a week, it has been confirmed.

County highways officers have put ‘an emergency road closure’ in place between West Elloe Avenue and Kings Road while Anglian Water and road engineers work together to find out what has caused the problem.

A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman said: “Dips have formed on the road so we are making it safe while investigations are undertaken by Anglian Water.

“However, we have had to put an emergency road closure in place between West Elloe Avenue and Kings Road.

“These are temporary repairs which we estimate will take around a week and once this work has been done, the road can reopen until it is clear what further work is required.

“We are liaising with Anglian Water about getting it fixed permanently and whilst the road is closed, the utility company is placing a camera in its water system to locate any problems.”