Busy Hull road expected to close for two weeks after major water leak

A busy Hull street could be closed for two weeks due to a water leak[1].

Cleveland Street was shut off yesterday morning (April 4), after an 18-inch water main burst under the junction with Chapman Street. Highway maintenance teams excavated the road and found that significant damage had been caused.

The water main itself has since been repaired but Yorkshire Water expects Cleveland Street towards Mount Pleasant to be closed for around two weeks, while the road is resurfaced. The carriageway has to be replaced like-for-like with antiskid resurfacing, which has resulted in a longer timeline.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: “The burst water main has caused significant damage to the carriageway and due to the road surface and requirements for antiskid resurfacing the reinstatement will take approximately two weeks to complete.

“We understand road closures are inconvenient and our teams are working hard, alongside the local council highways team, to complete the work as quickly as possible. We’d like to thank customers and local businesses for their patience and cooperation while the work is undertaken and we will reopen the section of Cleveland Street as soon as it is safe to do so.”

A diversion has been put in place via Mount Pleasant.


  1. ^ water leak (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Chaos as busy Hull road closed for repairs after major water leak (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)

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