Silver Street in Wellingborough town centre will be closed to traffic for a week during the Easter holidays as emergency repairs are carried out on a collapsed sewer.
Due to the location and depth of the hole, civil engineers Danaher and Walsh have requested the road be closed to all vehicles, including emergency vehicles, as the repair works take place.
To try and reduce the impact of the closure, the repairs have been planed for the Easter week, starting on Tuesday, April 2, and expected to last until Monday, April 8. The road closure will be in place 24 hours a day while the repairs are carried out.
To allow for deliveries and for access to Silver Street and the Tithe Barn Road car park, Sheep Street will be temporarily open to two-way traffic between Market Street and Commercial Way. This will be controlled with traffic signals at the junction of Commercial Way.
As work was carried out last year to improve the roads and pavements in the area, Wellingborough Council has asked the highways department to make sure that contractors finish the sewer repair work using the same standard of material.
All town centre shops will be open as usual during the repairs, and the contractors are visiting shops today (Tuesday, March 26) to work out individual requirements.