Work to fix massive Sidmouth pothole to take place tonight

PUBLISHED: 17:15 20 December 2017

Pothole at Three Corner Plot in Sidmouth. Ref shs 47 17TI 3612. Picture: Terry Ife

Pothole at Three Corner Plot in Sidmouth. Ref shs 47 17TI 3612. Picture: Terry Ife

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Lab tests to discover what is moving under Sidmouth’s Triangle have now been carried out.

Pothole at Three Corner Plot in Sidmouth. Ref shs 47 17TI 3605. Picture: Terry IfePothole at Three Corner Plot in Sidmouth. Ref shs 47 17TI 3605. Picture: Terry Ife

The results are expected to be ready in the early New Year.

The Herald previously reported on the super-sized pothole which appeared next to the Three Cornered Plot a couple of months ago.

Despite attempts to fill the pothole, it came back bigger than ever and in November measured in at two metres by one metre, with a depth of 10 centimetres at its centre.

While Highways wait for the results, a temporary repair will be carried out, until a permanent solution can be found.

Pothole at Three Corner Plot in Sidmouth. Ref shs 47 17TI 3615. Picture: Terry IfePothole at Three Corner Plot in Sidmouth. Ref shs 47 17TI 3615. Picture: Terry Ife

Councillor Stuart Hughes said it was likely the presence of coal tar under the road which was the cause of the poor performance.

He said: “We have done works on that road before. We believe there is something moving under there.

“It has been filled two or three times but this time it is a lot larger.”

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