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Keldgate in Beverley stays closed amid disruption fears
10:34am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in East Yorkshire news
A MAIN street through Beverley could be closed for another week due to fears about the possibility of disrupting gas, electricity and broadband services.
Keldgate – one of the main arteries through Beverley – has already been shut for a week, causing delays for motorists.
The road was initially closed last Tuesday because of dangers caused by the state of a four-metre high wall.
The wall has now been demolished, but East Riding Council and utilities providers fear a problem may have been caused by an underground void and there are difficulties with gushing water, possibly from a fractured pipe.
Nigel Leighton, director of environment and neighbourhood services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council understands the frustrations of motorists and the travelling public, but must ensure that these works are carried out in a diligent and careful manner so as to avoid causing damage to vital services.
“Keldgate will remain closed to vehicles, between the Eastgate and Queensgate mini-roundabouts.
“But access is being maintained at all times for residents and pedestrians, with a diversion in place along Lairgate, Hengate, New Walkergate and Railway Street for motorists.”
Any inquiries relating to the road closure and diversion should be directed to the council’s highways customer care line, on 0845 6001666.