Berrow Road re-opens after five week closure
to repair a collapsed sewer in Burnham-On-Sea's Berrow Road was
completed on Tuesday (October 25th), allowing the disruptive road
closure to be lifted.
Wessex Water worked for five weeks to repair the sewer but found
the pipe was more severely damaged than first thought.
Rather than replacing the damaged sewer, the firm had to reline
it using a specialist liner that was imported from overseas.
Wessex Water spokesman Ian Drury told Burnham-On-Sea.com that
the firm apologises for the inconvenience the closures caused.
He added: "We have written to local residents to apologise
for the emergency repair work, 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 were unhappy that large numbers of motorists had been using
their road as alternative diversion route.