WORK to repair a sewer pipe in Poole is expected to be finished in late July.

Wessex Water have confirmed that repairs to the damaged sewer pipe on Shore Road are ongoing but should be finished ahead of the school summer holidays, with the specialist part required for the repair due to arrive from Germany next week.

The work began in late May and had already been given an extension due to “difficult ground conditions”.

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Temporary traffic lights in place have been responsible for queues of cars stretching all the way back to Sandbanks.

Wessex Water has written to residents throughout the process and there has been no interruption to their water or sewerage services.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We appreciate the Shore Road repair continues to impact road users, visitors and the community and we’ll do everything we can to complete work as quickly as possible.”