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Boston Road South in Holbeach finally reopens as sinkhole saga ends

A sinkhole saga which has created headaches for residents and motorists should be ending today - when the Holbeach road finally reopens.

Boston Road South has been shut for months as Anglian Water and Lincolnshire County Council battled to solve the ongoing issue with a sinkhole.

The county council say that traffic management will be removed from today - a day earlier than planned after its crews pulled out all the stops to finish the major rebuild.

Repairs are due to finish today in Boston Road South
Repairs are due to finish today in Boston Road South

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways said: “It is terrific news that we have finally been able to get on to the site and carry out a deep-build repair.

“To be able to do that more than a day early underlines our commitment to getting the road back to a useable condition for the people and businesses of Holbeach.

“Our crew have worked extremely hard to dig out the road to a deep base and then rebuild it. Today we can reopen the route and get some return to normality for all those affected by this sinkhole and the repeated delays that followed.

“We can now finish off a few smaller jobs on the road as a matter of procedure, but this will have minimal impact on traffic flow.

“I want to thank everyone concerned by the events at Boston Road South for their understanding and patience as we tried to get this repaired.”

Some minor works will continue, but these will have little – if any – impact on traffic flow in the future.

Minor drainage works and footpath reviews will take place in the coming weeks and any other works will be carried out by small crews to alleviate any further disruption.

Anglian Water had recently finished its work to reline its sewers.

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