Repair of Sink Hole Opened in a Street in St Albans has so Far Cost £100,000

Repair of Sink Hole Opened in a Street in St Albans has so Far Cost £100,000

Engineers have been trying hard to fill a 33ft hole that opened up on October 1 in Fontmell Close. As of now, 48 lorry-loads of foamed concrete has been pumped to fill the hole.

Hertfordshire County Council revealed the operation to fill the hole has so far cost £100,000 across all the agencies involved. On Friday, engineers working to fill the hole said the ground is still moving.

Experts are still continuing to monitor the site and the underground surveys are also under progress. Temporary supplies are connecting the street's homes to electricity, water and sewerage pipes, but there is still no gas supply.

A council spokeswoman said in a statement that in the next step the utility companies will try to make permanent repairs ahead of the road being resurfaced. But so far, the timescale for the repair and resurfacing is not yet clear.

There are still homes near the site of the sinkhole without any services, the council's spokeswoman added.

Richard Thake, cabinet member for community safety at the local authority, said, “Agencies are working together to get residents back to their homes. Our priority remains to ensure the safety of residents in the area and minimize disruption and to resolve the situation as soon as possible”.

The council has also encouraged people to stay away from the site and only the approved contractors and emergency access to the site is possible.

Electricity, water, sewerage and telephone services have now been restored to the majority of the fifty homes affected by the sinkhole, said officials.


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