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Ipswich: Investigation into Cavendish Street hole could begin at the end of this week

10:26 21 February 2014

A hole has appeared in the middle of the road in Cavendish Street, Ipswich

A hole has appeared in the middle of the road in Cavendish Street, Ipswich

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Investigation work into what caused a hole to appear in the middle of a residential Ipswich street is due to begin at the end of this week, but it is still unclear when it will be filled and ready for traffic.

Some people living in the area where the opening is, in Cavendish Street, have been struggling with the incident because metal fencing has been put in place around the hole, blocking it to traffic.

Workers believe the most likely cause of the incident is a collapsed sewer but the full reason will not be known until investigation work has got underway.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “Skilled operatives have been instructed to carry out an investigation into the opening in the road in Cavendish Street.

“Our contractors are hopeful the investigation will be carried out by the end of the week, allowing us to gain a more informed understanding of the situation and progress this swiftly.”

Liz Harsant, a borough councillor for Holywells ward, which Cavendish Street is in, said the road is chaotic most of the time because of changes to traffic systems in the area and that the hole has not helped that.

She added: “It is very difficult for the residents but I haven’t had a lot of complaints because I think they feel they have just got to get on with it.”

Highways staff have been at the scene most nights to make sure that all safety equipment is still in place and they have found that some people have been removing the barriers to gain access.

The council spokesman added: “We must stress that the barriers are there for the safety of residents, the general public and highways staff. Please follow local diversions and do not remove these safety precautions.”

2 comments

  • Could but due to the risk assesment needing to be done on the inspector leaving his desk and the fact that it may rain it WONT. Prevent travel ipswich will stop the inspection at every step of the way so they can all look at the fence and the signage along with the traffic disruption and be proud that they have suceeded in holding up another bit of the town. Then there will have to be a public consultation on it then an apeal process... That hole is here for at least a year folks

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    Mr cynical

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • So i take it they are "looking into it" then

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    mr angry

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

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