Blandford Road fully reopened to traffic after four weeks of sewer repairs

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TRAFFIC is able to flow freely again on Blandford Road, following the completion of sewerage works yesterday.

The sewer, which burst on Sunday, February 2, ran under two lanes of the B3068 which meant that a full road closure was required to complete the work safely.

Wessex Water said staff worked 24 hours-a-day to complete the repair works, which experienced delays due to the need for another utility company to move high-pressurised gas mains.

Andy Gale, Wessex Water’s sewerage manager who oversaw the repairs, said: “We understand how frustrating this road closure has been to local people and we would like to thank them for their patience.

“It was a difficult repair to complete and we are grateful to people for letting us get on with it.”

Throughout the scheme, Wessex Water worked closely with Borough of Poole Council to plan traffic management and suitable diversion routes.

The firm also set up a free text messaging service for around 500 local people who had signed up to the service and provided regular updates on the progress of the work.

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9:31am Wed 5 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

Sweep stake anyone was about a week after last repairs until the road subsided leading to further clousures let's hope they got it right this time
Sweep stake anyone was about a week after last repairs until the road subsided leading to further clousures let's hope they got it right this time alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

11:15am Wed 5 Mar 14

live-and-let-live says...

but more disruption soon when twin fails bridge is closed for a week. essential maintenance is the excuse. fixing mistakes is the facts.
but more disruption soon when twin fails bridge is closed for a week. essential maintenance is the excuse. fixing mistakes is the facts. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 9

11:27am Wed 5 Mar 14

amanda hugandkiss says...

24 hours a day, really, didn't see many people about when I was going home this last week at 6pm, also, I think it would it be a good idea to remove the signs say " road closed" & "division" which were still up at Upton this morning.
24 hours a day, really, didn't see many people about when I was going home this last week at 6pm, also, I think it would it be a good idea to remove the signs say " road closed" & "division" which were still up at Upton this morning. amanda hugandkiss
  • Score: 7

1:26pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Narwhal says...

The Echo lifts the lid on another great story.

The Council are clearly flushed with success at getting this trunk road open again. Even the British Gas got involved rather than washing their hands of the whole dirty business. Wessex Water must be pleased the project did not go down the pan
The Echo lifts the lid on another great story. The Council are clearly flushed with success at getting this trunk road open again. Even the British Gas got involved rather than washing their hands of the whole dirty business. Wessex Water must be pleased the project did not go down the pan Narwhal
  • Score: -1

2:32pm Wed 5 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

Narwhal wrote:
The Echo lifts the lid on another great story.

The Council are clearly flushed with success at getting this trunk road open again. Even the British Gas got involved rather than washing their hands of the whole dirty business. Wessex Water must be pleased the project did not go down the pan
I sewer that's the worst collection of puns I've ever turd.
[quote][p][bold]Narwhal[/bold] wrote: The Echo lifts the lid on another great story. The Council are clearly flushed with success at getting this trunk road open again. Even the British Gas got involved rather than washing their hands of the whole dirty business. Wessex Water must be pleased the project did not go down the pan[/p][/quote]I sewer that's the worst collection of puns I've ever turd. speedy231278
  • Score: 0

5:33pm Wed 5 Mar 14

cromwell9 says...

That was the 4 th time in the last 12 months that sewer has gone.
Although every one is happy its been repaired,
Why does this sewer keep failing,
I have lived in the town all my life,and never known it to fail like this,
Lets hope this is the last time Other wise
We may have to get the GERMANS in to FIX it ,
That was the 4 th time in the last 12 months that sewer has gone. Although every one is happy its been repaired, Why does this sewer keep failing, I have lived in the town all my life,and never known it to fail like this, Lets hope this is the last time Other wise We may have to get the GERMANS in to FIX it , cromwell9
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