Bourges Boulevard closure ‘until early next week’ after burst water main causes flooding

Motorists will not be able to travel down Bourges Boulevard from Crescent Bridge to Rivergate Roundabout for several days, it has been revealed.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 8:39 pm

Anglian Water engineers are still on scene working on the burst water main that turned the road into a river this morning (Monday).

While one lane has been opened for drivers travelling from Rivergate to the Queensgate Roundabout, the other side has remained shut - and is likely to stay closed for several days.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said, “Following our teams isolating the burst water main on Bourges Boulevard in Peterborough we have been liaising with Highways regarding the current road closure.

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“We have now opened one lane of the westbound carriageway however, the eastbound carriageway remains closed except for access to the hotel and deliveries to the local shops.

“Our teams are working to have this repaired as quickly as possible however we are expecting for the road closures to be in place until early next week.”

Drivers will be diverted down Priestgate, past Peterborough Museum, and onto Wentworth Street, rejoining Bourges Boulevard next to the Park Inn car park.

However, the diversion is set to cause long delays.

Flooding on Bourges Boulevard
A van is rescued from the floods
Engineers on the scene