United Utilities completing repair work on Inglewhite Road in Longridge after sewer collapse

Posted on - 3rd August, 2021 - 1:51pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Longridge, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News
Inglewhite Road is currently closed. Pic: Google

Lancashire County Council has issued a progress update about a closure which is currently in place on Inglewhite Road in Longridge.


The road had to be closed for investigatory works between the junctions with George Street and Barnacre Road after a large depression appeared in the surface on Tuesday 20 July.

The county council’s highways team had been hoping to reopen the road once the depression had been excavated and refilled, however, following their investigation it became evident the cause was a sewer collapse which needed work to be carried out by United Utilities.

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United Utilities are currently working to schedule repairs, and are expected to be on site later this week (week beginning Monday 2 August).

Harvey Danson, area highways manager for Lancashire County Council said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience due to the closure on Inglewhite Road, however this is needed for safety due to a sewer collapse.

“We’re working closely with United Utilities and the road will be reopened as soon as they have repaired the sewer. I’d like to thank people for their patience and understanding in the meantime.”

The county council will continue to maintain the short diversion which has been signed via Derby Road, Whittingham Road, Halfpenny Lane, and Inglewhite Road to direct people around the closure.

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