The area of road where the void appeared in Rouge Bouillon, near to its junction with Midvale Road, will be repaired tonight and the road will be closed.
A problem was detected yesterday by a Roads Inspector from Transport and Technical Services (TTS) in the section of road on Rouge Bouillon, between Robin Hood and Midvale Road. Following further investigations this morning, engineers discovered there was a void just below the surface of the road which could lead to collapse. The westbound lane was therefore closed immediately (except for access) and diversions put in place.
These diversions will continue until 7.30pm when the whole road will need to be closed so that repairs can be completed and the road resurfaced. This work is likely to continue until 6.30am tomorrow. Diversions will be signed.
As the hole is so close to the centre of the road, the whole road needs to be closed to ensure the safety of the public and those carrying out the repairs.