Melton residential road closed after sewer pipe collapses

Part of a busy residential road has been closed to traffic so work teams can repair a collapsed sewer.

By Nick Rennie
Thursday, 27th January 2022, 3:11 pm
Updated Friday, 28th January 2022, 5:08 pm
Severn Trent work teams are carrying out repairs to a pipe in Melton EMN-220127-150823001
Severn Trent work teams are carrying out repairs to a pipe in Melton EMN-220127-150823001

Leicestershire County Council Highways agreed to an emergency Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at Wicklow Avenue to allow the work to be carried out safely.

Severn Trent said it has now finished the work and hopes the road can be reopened later today (Friday).

A spokesperson said: “We’re sorry to customers on Wicklow Avenue, who’ve been affected by a damaged sewer pipe recently.

“We’re pleased to say the repair has been done and we’re aiming to return the road back to normal today.

“At that point, we’ll be able to lift any traffic restrictions. We’re sorry again for any disruption this has caused.”

A suggested alternative diversion route for motorists is via Grange Drive, Baldock’s Lane and Burton Road, and vice versa.