road will re-open next week, says Wessex Water
to repair a collapsed sewer in Burnham-On-Sea looks set to be
completed by the end of next week - allowing a month-long road
closure to be lifted.
Wessex Water has been working for four weeks to repair the sewer
in Berrow Road but following a series of excavations it was revealed
that the pipe was more severely damaged than first thought.
Rather than replacing the damaged sewer, the company has now
chosen to reline it using a specialist liner that is being imported
from the continent.
Wessex Water spokesman Ian Drury told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Wednesday
(October 19th): "We are aware of the impact that the Berrow
Road closure is having on the local community and motorists and
have therefore explored alternative ways to carry out the repairs."
relining the sewer we will be able to complete our work sooner
while at the same time extend the life of the pipe for around
On Thursday (20th October) work will start to insert the liner
inside the sewer and, once complete, the road will be resurfaced.
Wessex Water said it would have staff working during the weekend
and added that it hoped to re-open the road by the end of next
Mr Drury added: "We have written to local residents to apologise
for the ongoing emergency repair work in Berrow Road which has
taken significantly longer than expected due to the condition
of the sewer."
firm originally said the road would be closed "for up to
three weeks" following the collapse of the sewer on September
last month that residents of Saxondale Avenue and Golf Links
Road are unhappy that large numbers of motorists who would usually
use Berrow Road have been using their roads as diversion routes.