October 25, 2018 3.51 pm This story is over 61 months old

Bunkers Hill roadworks delayed by a month

Unexpected utility connections blamed

Construction works to drain and resurface one of the city’s busiest roads have been delayed.

The project at Bunkers Hill was set to be completed in October after two months of work.

But unexpected utility connections have forced a new deadline of mid November for the road to be reopened.

To allow for the work to continue safely, daytime temporary traffic lights will remain on weekdays.

It will also be closed to traffic from 7pm to 6am for resurfacing works from Monday October 29 to Wednesday November 14.

During the night-time closures, traffic will be diverted via Ruskin Avenue, Nettleham Road and the A158. Access to Hawthorn Road will be via Kennel Lane.

County Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “While carrying out the drainage improvements, we’ve discovered that some of the underground utilities didn’t follow the path as advised by the utility companies.

“As a result, we’ve had to adapt our drainage plans, which has put us behind schedule.

“And although we’ve brought in extra staff, we’re now expecting to be on site until mid-November.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but these improvements will reduce the chances of future flooding, so it will be worth it in the long run.”