Bankside
Bankside taken by Bernard Sharp

Burst water main closes main traffic route in Hull

A burst water main has closed a key traffic route in Hull.

Bankside is currently closed between Air Street and Innovation Drive and will reopen on Monday 27 April.

Yorkshire Water are managing the urgent repair and reinstating the damaged road surface.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, regeneration and planning, said: “We are liaising with Yorkshire Water to ensure this complex repair is carried out as soon as practically possible.

“It is expected that the road will take a few weeks to repair. Any disruption to traffic will be minimal due to the current lockdown situation.”

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: “One of our big strategic water mains that supplies Hull burst yesterday and our technicians were quickly mobilised to get everyone’s water supply back on. We repaired the damaged section of pipe last night and the next step is to get the road rebuilt as the pressure of the water caused a lot of damage.

“Due to the extent of the damage, it’s going to be complicated to repair the road and we’ll be repairing it in stages. Keeping everyone safe is our main priority and we’ll do everything we can to get the road back open as soon as possible, but the current timescales suggest this won’t be until Monday 27 April.

“We will keep everyone updated if this changes. There’s a fully signed diversion route in place and we’d like to thank everyone for bearing with us while we get the road repaired.”

Children in a school playground in Hull
Pearson Park in Hull. Inset, the fountain.