East Terrace hole will be fixed next week

Photo: Peri Strathearn.
Photo: Peri Strathearn.

The hole at the corner of East Terrace and Bridge Street, Murray Bridge will begin to be repaired on Monday, The Murray Valley Standard has learned.

With help from state MP Adrian Pederick, the city's council, SA Water and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) have agreed on a timeline for the work, according to council chief executive officer Michael Sedgman.

DPTI are now satisfied that remedial works can progress in Bridge Street and have authorised the work to proceed.

Michael Sedgman

SA Water will fill the hole and compact the earth before the road reopens on Monday or Tuesday.

The council will then rebuild stormwater pipes which were damaged by the earth movement, beginning on Wednesday.

The road will remain open as those works are completed.

Next, council workers will fix the footpath and kerbing adjacent to the Bridgeport Hotel on August 20 and 21.

The road will then be sealed by that Friday, August 24, provided weather permits and the council's road-sealing contractor is available.

The hole originally appeared at the intersection on June 16.

The Standard highlighted the issue in an editorial column on Thursday.