Traffic chaos as main road in Formby is completely blocked off due to the Sinkhole
The main road out of Formby, Altcar Road has now been completely blocked off in both directions due to the sinkhole which has been causing chaos all week.
Traffic chaos started for commuters using the Formby Bypass and Altcar Road at the junction of Burlington Avenue on Tuesday 13th February when Motorists were warned of queuing traffic after a manhole collapsed.
Sefton Council have been carrying out emergency repair works which are still ongoing at the moment. The repairs were meant to be complete on Thursday 15th February but are obviously significantly more serious than first thought when as of this afternoon, Friday 16th February, there is still a big gaping hole in the road and the road was closed off in both directions.
A sinkhole has caused traffic chaos for commuters using the Formby Bypass and Altcar Road at the junction of Burlington Avenue for three days now.
Sefton Council have been carrying out emergency repair works which are still ongoing at the moment. The repairs were meant to be complete today, Thursday 15th February but as of this morning, there is still a big gaping hole in the road.
Motorists have been warned of queuing traffic over the last few days after a manhole collapsed on Altcar Road near the bypass on Tuesday 13th February.
Temporary traffic lights were put in place and workers have been repairing the hole ever since to replace the manhole.
On Tuesday 13th, Traffic reporting website INRIX said: “There is queueing traffic due to collapsed manhole on B5195 Altcar Road near A565 Formby By-Pass. There are temporary traffic lights in place until the Council can come out and put barriers up and replace the manhole.”
Merseyside Police took to Twitter to confirm the news. They said: “Altcar Road at the junction of Burlington Avenue in Formby has been closed due to a large hole in the carriageway. The council are aware and dealing. This may cause significant delays to journeys during rush hour. Please avoid the area and find an alternative route.”
We will keep you updated on the situation.