Sinkhole appears in Hampstead Lane in Highgate

The sinkhole in Hampstead Lane, Highgate

The sinkhole in Hampstead Lane - Credit: Chantelle Billson

Police were diverting traffic on Friday evening (July 16) after a section of road collapsed in Highgate.

The sinkhole appeared on the westbound side of Hampstead Lane.

It is at the Highgate end of the road, just past The Grove.

Officers were at the scene and diverting traffic around it.

A Haringey Council spokesperson said on Wednesday (July 21): “The area has been made safe. Barriers and signs are in place to ensure the safety of road users, and there will be emergency parking suspensions in place from Thursday to facilitate the repair works and to allow traffic to flow freely.

“Due to the size and complexity of the repair required, a temporary patch was not possible which is normally the case for minor defects in the road.

“Works are set to begin on Thursday July 22, 2021 for a reconstruction.”

The sinkhole in Hampstead Lane, Highgate, on July 16 2021

The sinkhole in Hampstead Lane - Credit: Chantelle Billson

The scene of the Hampstead Lane sinkhole

The scene of the Hampstead Lane sinkhole - Credit: Chantelle Billson


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