LEAFY EAST BELFAST ROAD SHUT FOR FURTHER TWO WEEKS AFTER UNDERGROUND HOLES FOUND

Motorists are advised to avoid Ravnehill Road after  massive hole found under ...road

Motorists are advised to avoid Ravnehill Road after massive hole found under …road

WORKMEN have found more gaping holes underneath an east Belfast.

The Ravenhill Road was shut on Monday after a large hole was discovered under one of lanes during pipe laying work for NI Water.

Now NIW say the road will remain closed for up to two weeks after CCTV footage identified other holes that will require repair.

A spokesperson for NI Water said: “Urgent work to repair the void discovered while carrying out sewer replacement work on the Ravenhill Road is nearing completion.

“However, CCTV footage taken of the area has identified similar voids which will require the same type of repair work.

“Following consultation with Transport NI (DRD), it was agreed for safety reason that a section of the Ravenhill Road will be closed until this essential work is completed.

“The length of the affected road is approximately 65 metres and this will be reduced on an ongoing basis as the work progresses.”

The spokesperson said the work would be completed “as quickly as possible”.

The road remains closed between Ravenhill Park and South Parade.

Cars travelling into Belfast city centre are being diverted onto the Ormeau Road, at the Rosetta roundabout, while country-bound traffic is being diverted via the Ormeau Embankment.

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