Report due on wall collapse

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INITIAL findings from an investigation into the collapse of a wall and footpath in Glossop Road, Broomhill, are due to be released next week – with no indication yet when the road can be fully reopened.

Traffic continues to be diverted on the route into the city centre as a result of the landslip next to King Edward VII Upper School.

While the investigation is carried out by the council, independent engineers and Vinci Construction, which is redeveloping the school, options are being explored for supporting and repairing the wall, which helps to support the highway.

A council spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to motorists and local residents.

“Investigations are continuing and there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to find the best way forward that will enable the road to be fully opened as soon as possible. We expect to have initial findings early next week and will be making the public aware of these as soon as we have them.”

As well as the road being partially closed, a 7.5-tonne weight restriction is being to reduce the risk of further collapse.

Shops on Glossop Road in Broomhill say they are suffering as a result of a drop in passing trade.