Edge Lane to reopen

Following the appearance of a huge hole which closed part of Edge Lane, at the end of June.  United Utilities has confirmed the road will be fully back open by 5pm today (Friday, August 11)

Mike Wood, from United Utilities said: “We’re extremely grateful to the public for their patience while we’ve carried out this incredibly challenging repair to our sewer network. It wasn’t simply the case of filling in a hole.  This has been one of the biggest emergency repair work jobs we have ever undertaken and involved us replacing 15 metres of damaged sewer pipe."

“We recognise roadworks are frustrating and we thank the local community and motorists  for bearing with us."