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Victoria Road closure currently being put in place
2:15pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
DRIVERS are being forced to make u-turns as one of Old Town's busiest roads is closed to through traffic.
Barriers are currently being put in place in Victoria Road at the junction with Stanley Street for work to repair a portion of collapsed sewer in the centre of the road.
Motorists are able to drive up to the cordon on either side, but will not be able to get past.
Capagh Group construction, which has been commissioned by Thames Water to carry out the work, says it has a target date for completion of September 16.
A spokesman for Thames Water said: “This collapse has caused sewer flooding in the area, so we will have to close the road to traffic while we carry out this essential work. We estimate this job will take around a week and are very sorry for the inconvenience caused.”
Thamesdown Transport has announced that all buses that use Victoria Road will be diverted, so some bus stops will also be relocated.