Work continues on burst water main repairs as company warns of others to take place

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

Anglian Water has confirmed works to repair a damaged watermain on the roundabout with Spilsby Road and John Adams Way will continue over the weekend.

The company has also confirmed other repair works are set to take place to ‘repair a small leak’ on High Street tomorrow (Saturday) on the junction with Brownlow Crescent.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “Work is continuing on John Adams Way today to repair the damaged water main there.

“All customers are back on water thanks to the steps taken by our team yesterday. We now need to repair the pipe itself and return things to normal.

“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.”

Drivers were left with huge delays due to roadworks during this mornings rush hour with people saying they had taken between 40 minutes to an hour to get from one side of town to the other.

Other utilities work is taking place on Sleaford Road, Boston, which Anglian Water say is not related to their activities.

For information of what Anglian Water work is taking place in your area, visit www.anglianwater.co.uk/your-area