22 November 2014
will be well aware that New Ferry Road has been closed to traffic near
its junction with New Chester Road due to a sewer collapse.
Contractors working on repairing the sewer admitted today that it will
be "several days" before the road reopens due to another collapse taking
place close to the first.
been inconvenienced by the collapse, and are having to divert around the
Dell and Proctor Road, the ONLY other route for traffic to exit the
has been caused by the age of the brick built Victorian sewer which sits
some 15 feet below the middle of the road. Over time, mortar in
the joints between the bricks break down and is washed away by rainwater
percolating through from the surface, and - with the weight of large
vehicles passing over it - the weakened brickwork collapses into the