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Holbeach's Boston Road South to be excavated for four weeks in sinkhole saga

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Engineers will be digging up a road which has been plagued with a sinkhole.

Boston Road South in Holbeach has been closed for weeks after a sinkhole once again reappeared in the surface earlier this year.

Lincolnshire County Council and Anglian Water have been investigating the causes of the sinkhole in recent days.

Sink hole returns to Boston Road South (56734007)
Sink hole returns to Boston Road South (56734007)

Anglian Water (AW) is due to be excavating the area between Holbeach Primary Academy to Cecil Pywell Avenue from Thursday. This first phase of works is will take four weeks to complete. Residents in the immediate area will be kept up to date with the work progress via letters to each property from Anglian Water

Whilst these works are underway, the county will also work in partnership with the water company to carry out other jobs in this part of the road that would otherwise have been carried out at another time.

Once AW has completed its work LCC will put in place its repair and rebuild strategy for the road. It is expected to be able to update on these council works in the first week in June and at that time they will have a better expectation for a defined end date for when the road will be fully reopened.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at LCC said: “With our partners at AW being able to progress it gives us the added opportunity to get as much ‘other’ work done as possible without adding more time onto this very difficult issue.

“This situation is far from ideal but in this unique case we and our partners have had to investigate the area as much as possible before any excavation could begin. Thankfully it now appears that the works can progress and we will continue to work extremely hard to get this road up and running again.

“As ever, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone effected by this situation for their patience and understanding around the issues that need to be overcome and resolved.”

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