Wessex Water thanks residents for patience during burst sewer repairs on Blandford Road

Wessex Water thanks residents for patience during burst sewer repairs on Blandford Road

Wessex Water thanks residents for patience during burst sewer repairs on Blandford Road

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WESSEX Water has thanked Poole residents for their patience while they carry out repairs on Blandford Road.

The closure of the busy main road, between Turlin Road and Allens Lane, has been in place since last Sunday, February 2, due to a collapsed sewer, and residents have spoken of side roads being gridlocked by queuing traffic.

Motorists are not able to turn left out of Turlin Road while the roadworks are being carried out, but are able to turn right to get into Poole, say Wessex Water.

Those coming out of Upton will not be able to get to Poole directly through Blandford Road, but will instead be diverted via Holes Bay Road.

Andy Gale, Sewerage Manager, said: “I would like to personally thank people for their continued patience that is helping us get on with the work.

He added: “We’re hopeful that we will be able to provide a completion date after the weekend.

Mr Gale went on to say that the staff at Wessex Water have been working day and night to get repairs completed, and assured residents living nearby that their sewerage services will not be affected.

Road closures were agreed by Borough of Poole to ensure the safety of motorists and workers on site.

It is predicted that the road works will not be completed before this Sunday.

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10:55am Fri 7 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

Im sure if you spoke to the residents of hamworthy and Turlin Moor in particular they wouldnt admit to any patience at all, in fact most of the remarks i have heard cannot be repeated on here. If i were the wessex water manager i wouldnt linger any where near the Blandford road when the traffic is at a standstill. Its a disgrace that we have had this problem so many times and after all the weeksof delayso we suffered in 2012 and its still not sorted.
Im sure if you spoke to the residents of hamworthy and Turlin Moor in particular they wouldnt admit to any patience at all, in fact most of the remarks i have heard cannot be repeated on here. If i were the wessex water manager i wouldnt linger any where near the Blandford road when the traffic is at a standstill. Its a disgrace that we have had this problem so many times and after all the weeksof delayso we suffered in 2012 and its still not sorted. hamworthygirl
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