Collapsed road in Meopham reopens
PUBLISHED: 11:28 21 January 2011
The main road closed for nearly three weeks after a water leak caused it to collapse on New Year's Day reopened on Thursday.
A 49ft wide hole appeared on the A227 Wortham Road, Meopham, causing traffic chaos for motorists and the evacuation of several homes directly opposite the crater.
Southern Water are still examining the exact cause and final surfacing of the new pavements and the installation of new kerbs is due to begin on January 31.
Temporary traffic lights will be in place while the work is finished.
Southern Water said it was also arranging the restoration of driveways and gardens of the houses affected.
A spokesperson said: “We thank the villagers of Meopham and motorists who use the road for their patience while this repair was made.”