Cabinet chief praises Highways' sinkhole repairs

sinkhole Published Friday, 6th October 2017

The work of Worcestershire's Highways to repair a sinkhole in Worcester has been praised by the County Council Cabinet Member.

The sinkhole originally opened up in Cole Hill, off Wyld's Lane in Worcester, during carriageway resurfacing work.

Highways personnel began work to address the sinkhole almost immediately, with work to reinstate the sinkhole completed on Wednesday (4 October) and the scheduled resurfacing completed yesterday (5 October).

Cllr Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: "Our Highways teams began work to address this sinkhole very quickly; the relevant repairs engineers were on site within 2 hours and did a very neat repair.

"Their repair work was really fantastic, and the scheduled resurfacing has already been completed. I'd like to say well done and thank you to our hard-working Highways teams for ensuring Worcestershire has the best highways network possible."

The resurfacing was part of the Driving Home programme, which is improving hundreds of miles of roads that local residents use every day.

Resurfacing works recently completed on South Lawn, Malvern marked 100 miles of roads improved by the £12m programme since April 2016.