ST HELENS Council has given the date it expects repair works to be completed on a road where a sinkhole appeared.

There has been a closure on Market Street, in Earlestown, since last week after part of the road collapsed.

St Helens Council's highways team attended after the sinkhole appeared on the carriageway as a result of an issue with the main sewer.

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The road has been closed with the junction of Crow Lane West and also at the junction of Heather Brae. 

There is a closure in place on Market StreetThere is a closure in place on Market Street (Image: St Helens Star)

When asked for an update today by the Star, a St Helens Borough Council spokeswoman said: "United Utilities have said they expect the full repair to be complete by close of play on Friday (June 21) with restrictions lifted thereafter."