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  • Emergency sewer repairs – Percy Road, Bournemouth

    Percy Road in Boscombe will remain closed for several more weeks to enable us to carry out essential monitoring work.

    Percy Road - Bournemouth

    What’s going on?

    Emergency repairs to the inside of Bournemouth coastal interceptor sewer (CIS) were completed in March 2017 – four weeks ahead of schedule – while our engineers have also carried out repairs to Percy Road after ground subsidence and damage to the road surface.

    We’ve since been monitoring ground surfaces and sewers to confirm that these repairs have been successful, and project manager Joe Edmunds has confirmed that a further period of assessment is required on safety grounds.

    He said: “The road closures will remain in Percy Road and Watkin Road while this monitoring work is carried out. This is in the interest of safety.

    “While the road is closed motorists should follow the official diversion route, which is via Michelgrove Road, Boscombe Cliff Road and Byron Road.

    "We appreciate that Percy Road has now been closed for a considerable period of time, but we need to establish whether further works are necessary or the road can be fully reinstated and re-opened.  

    “We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by our work and thank residents and motorists for their continued patience and cooperation.”

    A bespoke solution

    To allow repairs to be carried out to the CIS, a temporary overland pipe was installed in order to maintain sewerage services.

    This pipe ran from an access point on Boscombe Chine Gardens via Boscombe Overcliff to Fisherman’s Walk near Montague Road – a dstance of around 2.4km.

    Sewerage repair work diagram

    How are you keeping people informed?

    We have written to local residents and have spoken personally to those directly affected by our working area. As work progresses we will continue to update local people.  

    We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by our emergency repair work. If you need to get in touch with the project team please call customer services on 0345 600 4 600 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, emergencies only at other times). 

    Percy Road closure map  

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