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Road re-opened after hole in Lowestoft is repaired

11:32 20 February 2014

The hole and repair work in Station Square
Photograph by Anthony Carroll

The hole and repair work in Station Square Photograph by Anthony Carroll

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A section of a Lowestoft road has re-opened after repairs to a hole were completed.

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Denmark Road, which leads on to the A12 in the town centre, was re-opened by 11am by the Highways Agency.

The hole, which was 200mm deep and five metres long, was discovered on Monday.

As part of the investigation and repair work it was necessary for workmen to dig down a further 1.2m into the hole.

However the workmen could not find why the hole appeared.

Catherine Brookes, Highways Agency divisional director, said: “We have been working around the clock with our contractors to reopen the road as soon as it is safe to do so.

“We have been carrying out investigations, including CCTV surveys, and excavations, to determine the extent and nature of the hole and the appropriate repair.

“While we have not found a definite cause we are confident we have ascertained the extent of the hole and so have started that repair.

“This involves compacting several layers of material to reconstruct the road. We will then resurface it, allow it to cool and then repaint the road markings.”

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