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Altcar Road will re-open tomorrow say Sefton Council


Sefton Council have now confirmed that Altcar Road will be opening tomorrow, Tuesday 6th March 2018.


A spokesperson from the council said: "We are pleased to inform you that we have just spoken to one of the officers in the team, on site at Altcar Road who has confirmed the road will be open on Tuesday 6th March."


There was an emergency closure of the main road in and out of Formby on Tuesday 13th February which was meant to be completed by Thursday 15th February due to what was said to be a 'Sinkhole' in the road. Altcar Road was then completely closed to traffic in both directions on Friday 16th February with diversions in place.


Altcar Road, Formby then closed westbound only from Formby Bypass to Burlington Avenue.


It is now thought that the work involves 'sewer repairs' which will be ongoing until 6th March.


Original Updated:


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.


ORIGINAL STORY:


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.

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