Investigations continue after 'subsidence' on busy road in Christchurch

Cllr Nick Geary, lead member for transportation at Christchurch Council

Cllr Nick Geary, lead member for transportation at Christchurch Council

First published in News

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after suspected subsidence damaged part of a busy road in Christchurch.

Highways officials are carrying out investigations on the B3059 Purewell Cross Road, just before the Stony Lane roundabout after part of the road was affected this week.

Dorset County Council, who is responsible for highways in Christchurch, is continuing the work to repair the damage and investigate the cause.

A spokesperson said workmen were currently on site, digging the road and that there appears to be ‘some kind of hollow’ underneath.

Officers are hopeful the issue may have been caused by movement in the road following the wet winter weather.

The section of the road has been cordoned off while investigations continue.

Cllr Nick Geary, lead member for transportation at Christchurch council, said he had alerted the authority to the issue a couple of weeks ago.

He said there had been a ‘depression’ in the carriageway and the council had visited to temporarily repair the road twice before they cordoned it off this week.

“I thought it could be dangerous so was pleased to see them take action almost immediately. But although they repaired it temporarily it seems the situation is slightly more complicated, hence their investigations to find out exactly what happened”, he added.

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10:44am Wed 25 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

Hole discovered in Christchurch road, council are looking into it :D
Hole discovered in Christchurch road, council are looking into it :D BarrHumbug
  • Score: 16

10:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Hole discovered in Christchurch road, council are looking into it :D
Like it :-)
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Hole discovered in Christchurch road, council are looking into it :D[/p][/quote]Like it :-) bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

11:23am Wed 25 Jun 14

GarrySibbald says...

Quote from article "A spokesperson said workmen were currently on site, digging the road and that there appears to be ‘some kind of hollow’ underneath"

Isn't that the definition of a bridge?
Quote from article "A spokesperson said workmen were currently on site, digging the road and that there appears to be ‘some kind of hollow’ underneath" Isn't that the definition of a bridge? GarrySibbald
  • Score: 16

12:10pm Wed 25 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

Brilliant quote "A spokesperson said workmen were currently on site, digging the road and that there appears to be ‘some kind of hollow’ underneath." Yes, that will be the river......

The problem is on a bridge where you cannot have subsidence, in fact there appears to be a serious issue with the quality of the road surface - which has been highlighted by the recent hot weather, either that or there is a hole in the bridge!
Brilliant quote "A spokesperson said workmen were currently on site, digging the road and that there appears to be ‘some kind of hollow’ underneath." Yes, that will be the river...... The problem is on a bridge where you cannot have subsidence, in fact there appears to be a serious issue with the quality of the road surface - which has been highlighted by the recent hot weather, either that or there is a hole in the bridge! muscliffman
  • Score: 10

1:33pm Wed 25 Jun 14

bsjc1234 says...

No readers we are not all going mad, the road in question near Stony Lane roundabout has not suddenly developed a river underneath, for some reason our friends at the echo have decided to show a picture of Bridge Street bridge instead, confused of Christchurch.
No readers we are not all going mad, the road in question near Stony Lane roundabout has not suddenly developed a river underneath, for some reason our friends at the echo have decided to show a picture of Bridge Street bridge instead, confused of Christchurch. bsjc1234
  • Score: 21

2:00pm Wed 25 Jun 14

grizzly-bear says...

Still no interest from the council on the fountain way pavement falling down into the fields... Seems only people in cars need to stay upright!!
Still no interest from the council on the fountain way pavement falling down into the fields... Seems only people in cars need to stay upright!! grizzly-bear
  • Score: 5

3:00pm Wed 25 Jun 14

WOC says...

Why oh why Daily Echo do you insist on digging out the same old pictures time & time again. Surely you can send a minion out to take a picture of the actual area involved?
Why oh why Daily Echo do you insist on digging out the same old pictures time & time again. Surely you can send a minion out to take a picture of the actual area involved? WOC
  • Score: 10

4:37pm Wed 25 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

Sinkhole.....sunk...
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Sinkhole.....sunk... ... BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

11:16am Thu 26 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

grizzly-bear wrote:
Still no interest from the council on the fountain way pavement falling down into the fields... Seems only people in cars need to stay upright!!
Well from the picture, caption and report you now know who is responsible, at least with respect to Christchurch Council. Perhaps this is a Dorset County Council problem? :-(
[quote][p][bold]grizzly-bear[/bold] wrote: Still no interest from the council on the fountain way pavement falling down into the fields... Seems only people in cars need to stay upright!![/p][/quote]Well from the picture, caption and report you now know who is responsible, at least with respect to Christchurch Council. Perhaps this is a Dorset County Council problem? :-( breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

1:44pm Thu 26 Jun 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Why do they need to investigate it, just bloody fix it.
Why do they need to investigate it, just bloody fix it. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Thu 26 Jun 14

the jabster says...

Don't see what the photo has to do with it .the issue is on Purewell Link Road near the roundabout no where near the bridges !!!
Don't see what the photo has to do with it .the issue is on Purewell Link Road near the roundabout no where near the bridges !!! the jabster
  • Score: 0

10:54pm Thu 26 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
Why do they need to investigate it, just bloody fix it.
Sticking my health and safety approved civil engineering hat on I think I'd be a little cautious about a hole in a road that's been built on meadows.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Why do they need to investigate it, just bloody fix it.[/p][/quote]Sticking my health and safety approved civil engineering hat on I think I'd be a little cautious about a hole in a road that's been built on meadows. breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

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