Good news. Gillygate, which has been closed for five days since a hole opened up in the carriageway, is set to reopen on Saturday (August 13).
Yorkshire Water confirmed that its repairs are almost complete and the road “is scheduled to fully reopen tomorrow at 5pm”.
A spokesperson for the company said:
We would like to thank commuters, local residents and local businesses for their patience and look forward to returning the road to normal tomorrow at 5pm.
Our repairs are nearly complete and #Gillygate is scheduled to fully reopen tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm
— Yorkshire Water (@YorkshireWater) August 12, 2016
Gillygate update: Thank-you for your patience. Gillygate will be opening tomorrow at 5PM.
— First York (@FirstYork) August 12, 2016
Previously it looked as though the road would be closed until at least Monday after engineers noticed additional damage to the sewer.
The reopening will be good news for drivers, who have faced delays, and bus passengers.
Bus company First York has had to divert five services away from the road, and introduce a free shuttle service between Burton Stone Lane and York Hospital.