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Portland Street ready to reopen after collapsed sewer

A busy street in Lincoln which closed last week due to a collapsed sewer is ready to reopen weeks ahead of schedule.

Portland Street closed off to traffic on April 3, when a lorry got stuck in a hole it created in the road.

The cause of the hole was due to a sewer system which collapsed underneath the road.

After the lorry was removed, Anglian Water attended the scene, but needed to close the road “for weeks” to allow for repair.

However, work over the weekend proved successful, and means the street can reopen to normal by April 8.

Emma Staples from Anglian Water said: “We’ve made good progress over the weekend and have successfully repaired the sewer.

“We’re just finishing off resurfacing the road, so we’re pleased to say the road will be re-opened late this evening, much earlier than we had originally estimated.

“The diversion signs will be removed tonight and everything should be back to normal for people by the morning.

“We have been working hard to get things sorted as swiftly as possible and would like to thank everyone for their patience.”