Burst water main works ‘set to continue to the end of next week’

The works taking place on the roundabout with Spilsby Road and John Adams Way. EMN-161111-145041001
The works taking place on the roundabout with Spilsby Road and John Adams Way. EMN-161111-145041001

A lane closure on the Bargate roundabout with Spilsby Road and John Adams Way will remain in place as repairs to a burst water main on the A16 are now ‘set to continue to the end of next week’.

Lincolnshire County Council have confirmed the news in the latest update for the works.

They said the lane closure will remain in place for the duration of the works.

The lane was closed after the water main burst last Thursday causing traffic chaos.

The works continued over the weekend and into this week, coinciding with others on Sleaford Road to cause major delays.

Around 2,000 properties were temporarily affected while Anglian Water isolated the pipework.

A spokesman later said: ““The pipe is very deep underground though and there is a nearby brick wall which needs removing and lots of other utility pipes and cables running under the road which we need to carefully navigate, so unfortunately we will need to work through the weekend and into next week. This means one lane on the southbound carriageway will remain closed.

“Lincolnshire Highways Agency is fully aware of the work and we’d like to say thank you in advance to customers and road users in the area for their patience.”