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Fishergate Hill water main repair delayed due to ‘specialist’ road material

Posted on - 28th November, 2023 - 8:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Riversway, Roads, Transport
The road closure in Fishergate Hill Pic: Blog Preston
The road closure in Fishergate Hill Pic: Blog Preston

The repair to Fishergate Hill’s water main has been delayed due to needing “specialist” road material, it has been reported.

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United Utilities have said it has completed the repair to the burst water main but Lancashire County Council have advised “that a specialist road surfacing material must be used to reinstate the road back to its original condition”.

It’s been said that there is expected to be a “presence” on Fishergate until the week commencing December 11.

A United Utilities spokesperson, said: “Following a burst water main on 21 November we worked to quickly restore supplies for those customers impacted. Since then, we’ve been repairing the damaged pipe and this has now been completed.

“We are continuing to work closely with Lancashire County Council and they have advised us that a specialist road surfacing material must be used to reinstate the road back to its original condition. It would not be safe to reopen the junction without the correct surface material or lane markings so unfortunately the temporary traffic management must remain in place.”

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They added: “We appreciate this may cause some frustration but, unfortunately, as the specialist material can only be sourced from one supplier, this will extend our time on site as we await for this to be delivered. 

“As such, we will have a presence on Fishergate until week commencing 11 December, which is longer than we expected.”

The section of Fishergate Hill where the burst water main is located is part of the CYCLOPS junction with Broadgate that opened in August after extensive roadworks.

Blog Preston have contacted Lancashire County Council for comment.

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