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Cracks in Heritage Triangle may never be explained

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A borehole where tests have been carried out
A borehole where tests have been carried out

Residents and shopkeepers have spoken of their shock after learning that the cause of the cracked paving on a recently-revamped town centre street may never be known.

Norfolk County Council said this week that the results of laboratory testing on Market Hill in Diss – where cracks first appeared last September – have proven inconclusive and that it may never be possible to establish the exact cause.

The council also offered no guarantee the cracks would not appear again after the paving is repaired using a “more robust method” later this month.

It will be the fourth time it has been re-laid and imprinted - after three times attempts during the original construction period last year - failed.

Mystery crack in the pavement on Market Hill
Mystery crack in the pavement on Market Hill

Residents living opposite the area, where the work will be carried out over 14 nights from September 10, between 7pm and 7am, were stunned by the news.

Traders also expressed disappointment by calling for the work to be completed as soon as possible and with stringent quality control to finally bring the problem to an end.

Find out what nearby residents, town traders, the triangle programme manager, the triangle trust, the mayor of Diss, the county council, the town council and the main contractor had to say in tomorrow's Diss Express (August 31)

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