CORK City Council will be investigating the source of the concrete blockage that has resulted in days of roadworks on a busy road.
South Douglas Road has had to be ripped up by council workers to remove the concrete blockage.
A Cork City Council spokesperson said the damage is “as bad as feared.” “[The blockage is] as bad as feared, based on the survey works carried out last week, before the excavation works commenced.
🪨 So, ‘this’ happens when concrete is dumped into the sewer! 🤦🏻♂️— Simon Lyons (@ThePoliteEng) July 21, 2022
⛏ A day spent high pressure jetting, plus two more robotic cutting, barely dented the concrete blockage in the Sth Douglas Rd sewer!
💪 @corkcitycouncil drainage crews will now be working thru the weekend to fix! https://t.co/eytx4Ou840 pic.twitter.com/Mmg1OxUUXg
The council spokesperson said they are still repairing the damage.
“As of Monday morning, 6 linear metres of the pipe has been removed and replaced. A further 2m of the blockage remains, which is intended to be completed today, Monday, with final repairs and reinstatement works to be carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday.”
The council said once the works are complete, a subsequent pipe survey and investigation will be undertaken.
“We will carry out a subsequent pipe survey and investigation, to attempt to identify the source of the concrete.”