Problems near Howden

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From the BBC News pages for Humberside.

People in an East Yorkshire town are claiming a traffic diversion is causing a danger as large lorries are sent down a narrow residential street.

Vehicles are being routed down Flatgate in Howden following the closure of the A614 last week when a sink hole opened up near a railway bridge.

In a statement, East Riding council said: "Following the emergency situation that has arisen on the A614 at Howden, a diversionary route including use of the M62 and other major roads in the area is being progressed as quickly as possible , but this is dependent on Highways England and Network Rail.

I assume it is Caville bridge between Howden and Holme on Spalding Moor

Checking the National train times no problems listed as affecting the trains.

Anybody have any further information?
 
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From the BBC News pages for Humberside.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-36081646

People in an East Yorkshire town are claiming a traffic diversion is causing a danger as large lorries are sent down a narrow residential street.
Vehicles are being routed down Flatgate in Howden following the closure of the A614 last week when a sink hole opened up near a railway bridge.

In a statement, East Riding council said: "Following the emergency situation that has arisen on the A614 at Howden, a diversionary route including use of the M62 and other major roads in the area is being progressed as quickly as possible , but this is dependent on Highways England and Network Rail.


I assume it is Caville bridge between Howden and Holme on Spalding Moor
Checking the National train times no problems listed as affecting the trains.
Anybody have any further information?

Its the road between Howden roundabout with the B.P. Garage that passes Howden Joinery ( was Hygena Kitchens ) premises on the left and Holme on Spalding Moor.

The Bridge was first rebuilt about 1969/70 and after a concrete mixer lorry ended up going through the side wall and nearly off the bridge onto the railway below it was fitted with traffic lights for single file operation for years.
Network Rail decided to widen the carriageway by rebuilding the side of the original bridge structure and approach embankments so that they could retire the bridge to two way traffic again.
I believe the rebuild was done by Spencers, it has already had one bankside collapse about 8 years ago so now we have another one. The embankments was made of tipped material and it looks like it was not compacted like the original ones built by the railway company in the days of old.

Wonder how long it will be closed for then, now is the start of the traffic to the seaside ( Bridlington / Scarborough from South yorkshire area route) so often a lot of cars etc on a nice sunny weekend.
 

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Press release

http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/work-under-way-to-repair-collapsed-tunnel-in-howden

A collapsed water tunnel near Howden which has led to the closure of the A614 will be fully rebuilt in around five weeks.

The culvert, which carries water alongside the railway and under the road, suffered a partial collapse in the early hours of last Thursday morning which led to the immediate closure of both carriageways, although the railway is far enough away from the site that it is unaffected by the incident.

The cause of the collapse remains under investigation, but work has already begun to replace the tunnel with a new structure and get the road reopened fully in around five weeks, with the plan to partially open the road sooner to allow single file traffic to pass through.

Mark Tarry, area director for Network Rail, which owns the structure, said: “Safely carrying out structural repairs to tunnels like this one is something we are very experienced in and work has already started to get the tunnel rebuilt and the road reopened. I’d like to thank those living in Howden or who would normally travel along the A614 for their patience and understanding while the repair project is carried out, with our teams working 24/7 to get the road reopened as soon as possible.”

Network Rail continues to work closely with both Yorkshire Water and East Riding of Yorkshire Council on all elements of the project, with an emergency diversion route currently in place for vehicles travelling through the area.
 
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