A16 re-opens after car-sized hole is repaired

The scene on Sibsey Road last week as repairs were made to the road and damaged mains pipe.
The scene on Sibsey Road last week as repairs were made to the road and damaged mains pipe.

The stretch of A16 in Boston which closed after burst water main left a huge hole in the road has re-opened.

The section of Sibsey Road, just north of Pilgrim Hospital, was back open at about 8pm last night after five days of repair work.

The mains pipe was damaged on Wednesday morning, with the water running out causing part of the road to collapse.

Several properties, including the nurses accommodation at the hospital, were left without water for a few hours until a temporary connection to the water supply was made.

Traffic was also diverted around the area - with access to the hospital from the Boston end of Sibsey Road and from the A52.

A spokesman for Anglian Water said the damage was caused by third-party contractors drilling the road - with the water spillage causing a ‘car-sized hole’.