Investigations continue into collapse of pavement

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INVESTIGATIONS into the collapse of a major road in Sheffield are due to conclude at the end of this week - but officials are not due to report back for a further few days.

Sheffield Council officers are looking into what caused an embankment carrying a section of Glossop Road, Broomhill, to collapse.

The incident happened last Tuesday and the normally busy road has been restricted to one way since.

Buses have been diverted via Whitham Road and Brook Hill roundabout.

Sheffield Council deputy leader and cabinet member for finance, Coun Bryan Lodge, said: “We will not be in a position to know when the road will reopen, what repairs are necessary, and how much they will cost until the investigators report back.

“Officers from the council are due to conclude their investigation at the end of this week and should report back by the middle of next week.”

Meanwhile, the Health and Safety Executive has already announced it is investigating the incident.

The collapse happened where Glossop Road runs next to the King Edward VII School site.

Contractors had been working on ground below the road as part of a £20 million scheme to redevelop the school.

The HSE said it may prosecute any organisation found to be liable for the collapse, if an offence can be proved.

In the meantime, traders on Glossop Road are unhappy about the lack of passing trade and bus passengers and motorists are suffering delays.

Nobody was hurt in the collapse, which happened at a bus stop between the Hallamshire Hospital and Broomhill.