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Anglian Water confirms repair date for sinkhole site after collapse of sewerage pipe




Repairs to a busy Spalding road where a sinkhole opened up are set to start next week.

Highways and water supply engineers have been on site in Albion Street ever since a collapsed sewer pipe led to a sinkhole appearing two weeks ago.

Drivers and customers who use the town's Castle Sports Complex, off Albion Street, have been diverted along Westlode Street and Commercial Road instead as the wait for repairs to take place continue.

A police officer views the sinkhole in Albion Street, Spalding.
A police officer views the sinkhole in Albion Street, Spalding.

An Anglian Water spokesman said: "We are currently working to divert the substanceflows going towards this sewerage system to enable us to start work as soon as the lining for the pipe has been installed in the middle of next week.

"In the meantime, we have filled the hole with a temporary substance to ensure that the site is safe while we carry out logistics and design work.

"The work on the lining for the sewer pipe will be taking place away from the current site, however, we want to reassure residents and local businesses that we are working hard to have this repair completed as quickly as possible.

A sinkhole that opened up in Albion Street, Spalding, has been filled in temporarily until a more permanent repair is carried out, according to Anglian Water.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-120819-067TW
A sinkhole that opened up in Albion Street, Spalding, has been filled in temporarily until a more permanent repair is carried out, according to Anglian Water.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-120819-067TW

"However, this is a complex repair and we apologise for the disruption this will cause to residents and local businesses."

Meanwhile, a Lincolnshire County Council highways spokesman has confirmed that the road will stay closed until September 13, at the earliest.

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