No end to Walton Street saga yet…

No end to Walton Street saga yet months after dramatic sewer collapse
2020-01-16 16:16:00
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsInvalid EmailMisery for motorists is set to continue with no date currently scheduled for the re-opening of Walton Street following a sewer collapse. The street in west Hull has been closed to through traffic since the collapse close to the entrance to West Park on November 27. The closure of the normally busy route between Anlaby Road and Spring Bank West has caused daily peak-hour congestion in surrounding streets since then. Speaking at a full council meeting, deputy leader Councillor Daren Hale said highways officers were due to meet with Yorkshire Water officials and contractors at the site later this week to assess progress on the new replacement sewer. It is expected that timing options for re-surfacing the road and re-opening it to traffic will also be discussed. Cllr Hale said a full re-build of the sewer was being carried out because of the extensive nature of the original collapse. Walton Street is still closed to through traffic (Image: Richard Addison) An added issue at the site has been the discovery of a leaking clean water pipe. He repeated his view that the collapse and a series of water main bursts across Hull in recent months were the result of Yorkshire Water not having a planned maintenance programme designed to prevent failures happening in the first place. He said: “In fairness to Yorkshire Water, they did put forward a programme of planned maintenance and repairs but wanted to jack up customers’ bills to pay for it but Ofwat (the water industry regular) stopped that. “I understand Yorkshire Water has put in for new programme in the f


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