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Mancunian Way sinkhole repairs to be completed in June

Mancunian way

Manchester City Council has said that it expects repairs to Mancunian Way to be completed by mid-June, almost 10 months after the route was damaged by a major ground collapse.

A contraflow system has been in place while United Utilities complete the repairs but the road is expected to fully reopen next month.

The 13m deep hole appeared in the carriageway following heavy rain last August, causing major damage to a sewer below the road. United Utilities has said that it has undertaken a £6M programme of tunnelling work to replace the damaged sewer.

The final stages of work on site will see United Utilities undertake some drainage work on behalf of the council.

United Utilities wastewater network strategy manager Tony Griffiths has said that it is the largest repair ever undertaken by the company.

“The council has asked us to carry out some additional highway drainage work while we are here on site, to avoid the road having to be closed again later,” added Griffiths. “It’s been a team effort to get Mancunian Way flowing again as quickly as possible.”

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