Repairs begin on Peel road closed due to collapsed sewer

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Peveril Road in Peel will remain closed until Friday while repairs take place to repair a collapsed sewer.

A statement from the Department of Infrastructure this morning confirmed the road collapsed on Thursday and work was due to start today (Monday).

It continued: ‘A void had formed along the line of a sewer, and whilst the sewer itself remains sound, it is likely that the void has been caused by the movement of groundwater along its line, washing out the fill material to create the void.

‘This process may have been going on for years, and may have been accelerated by the recent very wet weather which has caused the water tables to rise.’ ‘We anticipate that the road will re-open on Friday afternoon (February 28) but will update on progress.

‘A diversion route is signed. The whole road up to the top entrance to Victoria Terrace will be re-surfaced in the coming months.’

‘We are grateful to residents and motorists for their patience whilst the Department addresses this issue.’

For more information, contact Bill Corlett at the DoI on 686660.

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