Hole on A27 will take around a week to fix

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A LANE on a busy junction is expected to remain closed for a week as a hole is repaired.

Following heavy rainfall earlier this week, a hole appeared on the westbound carriageway of the A27, in Southampton Road, Titchfield.

The hole appeared after the heavy rain affected pipes that were already displaced.

Councillor Sean Woodward, who is in charge of economy, transport and environment at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘I’m pleased to say, despite the speed at which this hole appeared, we’ve been able to keep the A27 moving and one of the westbound lanes running at all times.

‘Highways crews were out through the night investigating the cause of the hole.

‘The hole has been temporarily supported and the remaining A27 lane protected with concrete barriers.

‘Various repair solutions are now being looked at to enable us to get the pipe and the road fixed, and up and running to full capacity again as soon as possible.

‘The repair needed is complex and it is likely this will take at least a week to complete.’

The hole, which is about a metre long and 50cm wide, appeared on Wednesday.