Peterborough city centre burst water main fixed - but road repairs will continue

Anglian Water say they have fixed the burst water main that left Bourges Boulevard flooded yesterday - but work to repair the road surface will still take several days.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 3:36 pm

Anglian Water engineers dug a large hole to replace a four metre stretch of the 16 inch pipe that caused the issues yesterday, and have now finished work on the pipe itself.

However, there is still a considerable amount of work to be completed on the road surface, meaning the stretch taking drivers from the Queensgate roundabout to Rivergate roundabout will remain closed until early next week.

A spokesman said: “We don’t know what caused the burst, they can happen for a number of reasons including a change in the temperature or slight movement in the ground, we don’t know what will have caused it.

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The road works continue

“We were initially called at about 8am yesterday morning and we had the burst isolated at about 10.30am unfortunately due to the amount of water this made it trickier to locate the valves to switch them off as they were under water.

“The repair of the burst has now been completed and we are now doing the reinstatement of the road, we hope to have the road reopened again by the beginning of next week.”