[Update:] Yes it’s open!

Good news from United Utilities…

“…our wastewater network team expects to have Riverside Drive reopened “over
the weekend”.

We can not give an exact time, but at this stage, we estimate that the
road will be open in time for Monday’s morning rush hour. ”

[Edit:]

Looking at it Sunday morning the road looks fine and looks like it could be opened at any time. The sound of rushing water coming from the manhole cover in the road is a bit offputting though as is the work going on in Priory Wood. Some of the nicest parts have turned into a building site. Its a real shame but of course it has to be done to solve of problem I suppose.

Hopefully they will not leave it in a bad state after they have finished.