Traffic lights installed on Doddington Road amid burst water main works

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Three-way traffic lights will remain in place as Anglian Water continues its repair of a burst water main on Doddington Road next week.

As previously reported, traffic was forced to swerve fountains of water after a main pipe burst on Doddington Road at the junction of Exchange Road on Thursday morning.

It left a small number of commercial properties without water until Anglian Water restored the supply to all affected businesses later in the day.

Anglian Water said the burst is located two metres deep underneath other utilities so the repair “is proving more complicated than we first expected”. The team is not able to progress with the repair until the specialist excavation equipment arrives on Monday.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said on Friday: “Our teams have been working to fix a burst water main on Doddington Road in Lincoln. We’ve used overland pipes to restore the water supply to all affected business, but unfortunately, the repair itself is proving more complicated than we first expected, as the burst is located two metres deep, underneath other utilities.

“Our engineers will need to use specialist excavation equipment to prevent any damage to these services – this will be on site from Monday, allowing our teams to progress with the repair.

“Until then, the three-way traffic lights will remain in place on Doddington Road. We’re really sorry for any disruption this causes, rest assured our teams will be working hard early next week to get things back to normal.”

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