MOTORISTS face a signed diversion after the start of works to repair a burst water main in Greenfield (Tuesday September 29) .
Both ends of Chapel Road-at its junctions with Chew Valley Road and Oldham Road-are currently coned off.
Vehicles using the shortened route between Greenfield and Uppermill are now diverted past Greenfield Station. Works are scheduled to be finished by October 5.
United Utilities say:
“The work on Chapel Road has been to fix a slow leak. It has taken some time for us to plan the repair work carefully because of a number of factors that made this a difficult job. The water main was encased in concrete which takes some time to dig out carefully, plus the width of the road meant we needed a full road closure to access the main safely. Also, the main serves a large number of properties so we needed to have our water supply tankers on standby in case anything went wrong with the repair.
“The pipe was repaired successfully overnight last night (Tues/Wed) and the road is being reinstated today. We expect the road to be fully reopen by close of play on Friday at the latest, and we thank local people for their patience in the meantime.”