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Sunken road to reopen after year-long repairs

A road in Caversham is set to reopen next month after a year of major repairs by specialist contractors Forkers.

The road had been closed for safety reasons after parts of it sunk when a water pipe burst in December 2016.

Contractors engineers are currently injecting a grout mixture beneath the road surface to compress the soil, strengthen the ground and create a solid foundation for the road, which will fully reopen by the end of February.

 Watch a video about the repairs here

Thames Water regional services manager Tom Hutchinson said “This has been a complicated repair job and we’ve been working with Reading Borough Council throughout.

“Our investigations into the condition of the road took some time, but we wanted to ensure that we used the right solution first time to avoid causing any future disruption.”

 

 

 

 

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