Thames Water have explained the delays to the reopening of part the A4 Bath Road in Reading, following the collapse of a sewer on the route almost four weeks ago. The road had to be closed for repair work. It is due to reopen on Monday 2nd June.
The firm said the job has involved workers digging out the old pipe, sometimes by hand, until they reach a point where it is no longer broken to connect a new pipe. After this process is complete, the five and a half metre deep hole will be filled in and the road surface replaced.
Thames Water have said that the damage to a collapsed sewer on the Bath Road in Reading is worse than expected. The route on the A4 had been due to reopen today after being closed at the beginning of May for repairs.
A twenty metre stretch underground has been damaged. The route has been shut for almost four weeks. The firm said works should be complete by Monday 2nd June 2014. A diversion is in place between Liebenrood Road and Tilehurst Road.