Ipswich: Repair work on collapsed sewer forces closure of lane in Hadleigh Road

Anglian Water has closed a lane in Hadleigh Road while detailed repair work is carefully planned

Anglian Water has closed a lane in Hadleigh Road while detailed repair work is carefully planned to fix a collapsed sewer, the water giant said. - Credit: Archant

Work to repair a collapsed sewer has forced the partial closure of a busy road in Ipswich.

Anglian Water has closed a lane in Hadleigh Road while “detailed repair work” is “carefully planned” to fix a collapsed sewer, the water giant said.

The company set up traffic lights at the junction of Hadleigh Road, Dickens Road and Dunlop Road when they were first alerted to the problem in July.

Temporary measures have been put in place to ensure the sewers keep working, but a section of Dickens Road and the lane heading out of Ipswich on Hadleigh Road have been closed.

Repair work is not expected to finish until the end of September.

Anglian Water spokesman Antony Innes said: “The location of the damaged pipe, in the embankment of the railway, means we have to carefully plan how best to carry out the complex repairs, while keeping impact on the busy railway line, roads and our customers to a minimum.

“We have been in regular conversations with Network Rail and the highways authority to plan how we repair the sewer and believe we have now found the best way to do this as quickly and safely as possible.

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“Inevitably, these works will cause some disruption and we are sorry for that. But it is important the sewer is repaired as soon as possible.

“We currently expect everything to be back to normal and repairs complete by the end of September.”

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