Following routine maintenance works at Bath Road an urgent inspection has been undertaken to assess the condition of the road structure adjacent to the Pavilion.
During the investigation a water main leak has been found and Bournemouth Water are now on site dealing with this.
The road remains closed to eastbound traffic whilst the urgent repair work is undertaken.
Gary Powell, Head of Highways & Transportation, BCP Council, said “During some routine highway maintenance works yesterday our teams detected some issues with the road structure. Following an urgent inspection to ascertain the extent of the problem we quickly established a water main leak in the area. Bournemouth Water are now on site undertaking the urgent repair work in order for the road to be re-opened.
“It’s unfortunate this has happened ahead of the bank holiday weekend and we are doing all we can to manage traffic flows.”
Diversion routes will remain in place to ensure no eastbound traffic on Bath Road across the Pier flyover. Westbound traffic is being maintained. These works are essential to ensure the safety of road users and those carrying out the repairs.
A signposted diversion will be in place and the bus operators and emergency services have been informed.
Access to Bath Road North and South car parks will be maintained as well as access to the BIC and businesses to the west of the Pier flyover.