Golfers and residents have been left stymied by St Annes’ latest sewer collapse.
Part of St Patrick’s Road South, leading to the entrance of Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club, has been sectioned off since last week while engineers from sewer company United Utilities (UU) repaired a damaged pipe.
While the work went on, at the entrance to the golf club’s car park, a two-way flow of traffic has been maintained, with priority given to traffic going south and John Martin from United Utilities said: “We responded to reports of a collapsed sewer and have been working to repair a damaged sewer pipe near to the car park exit of Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club.
“The pipe is now fixed and we’re just in the process of reinstating the road. We should be packed up and out of the way by Wednesday, August 20.”
The work is close to scene of other similar problems, including an incident on the Saturday of the last Open Championship held at Royal Lytham and St Annes in July 2012, when a hole appeared in nearby St Thomas Road and traffic had to be diverted.
Sewer repair work has also been carried out close by in St Andrew’s Road South and Leamington Road over the last 18 months but UU, which has carried out an underground survey of the sewers, say the incidents are not connected. “They’re entirely unrelated,” added Mr Martin.