An Immediate Notice has been released by Island Roads this afternoon (Thursday) for works that are due to commence on Lower Bettesworth Road in Ryde tomorrow morning.

The closure is necessary to enable Southern Water to rectify issues relating to poor water quality.

ROAD TO BE CLOSED: Lower Bettesworth Road, outside property number 3. Works by Southern Water to resolve clean water health hazard.

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DIVERSION ROUTE(S): The diversion will affect these streets: Lower Bettesworth Road, Bettesworth Road.

Diversion route(s) will be signed at the time of closure. Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the road is closed.

PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 09:00 hours on 24th January 2020, for a maximum period of five days or until remedial works have completed and site mad safe, whichever is sooner.

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Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
2 years ago

I bet there’s “expert” who can solve this
Aziz haz da anzerz

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
Reply to  Bob Frapples
2 years ago

As it happens, yes, depends on whether the pipe is of a reasonable size bore. If so, and not too covered in calcium carbonate, chalk to the plebs, then it may be possible to sleeve it internally with plastic which will then prevent the whole length of damaged pipe having to be dug up. All depends on what bore it is, or if it has cracked and dropped. Think, most of these pipes were put in, when Queen Vic was on the throne. THINK then many never had toilets, or even water, the huge amount of homes since has meant the pressure from Ashey has been increased to cope, BUT these old pipes were never meant for such pressures, and filled with ‘chalk’ the bore is reduced, forcing the pressure ever higher to supply the demand. Hence the problems we have. I suggest not building more homes in Ryde, ending… Read more »


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