Yorkshire water are about to start a £1.2 million project to reduce the risk of internal sewer flooding to over a dozen local homes. A road closure will be in place at the junction of Old Bank Road for the duration.
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Yorkshire water is about to start a £1.2 million project to reduce the risk of internal sewer flooding to over a dozen local homes.
Yorkshire water contractors, BarhaleWSP, will carry out this work on our behalf. It will start the week commencing 7 July 2014 and is planned to be complete in late 2014.
They will construct a large underground sewage storage tank and pumping station in the car park behind the Cooperative supermarket on Old Bank Road. This tank will be 6 metres wide and 5 metres deep and capable of holding almost 400,000 litres of storm water in wet weather; the equivalent of 5000 bathtubs. It will hold storm water during wet weather and hold it until it’s safe to be released back into the sewerage system. This section of work will take around five months to complete.
The team will also install new sewers along Sunny Bank Avenue and Old Bank Road.
Road closures In order to protect the safety of the on-site team and members of the public, we need to close sections of Sunny Bank Avenue and Old Bank Road while we lay the new sewers.
Work will start on Sunny Bank Avenue on 7 July and we’ll be working here for around eight weeks. A road closure will be in place at the junction of Old Bank Road for the duration.
We’ll be working on Old Bank Road during the school holidays, from Monday 21 July for approximately six weeks. Old Bank Road will be closed during this time, outside the Co-operative supermarket, Boots and Old Bank Fisheries. Traffic including buses will be diverted around Greenside Road and Lea Green.
Fully signed diversion routes will be in place. Please see the enclosed plans for more detail.
Although parking will be limited, all businesses will remain open as usual we’d like to ask that you please continue to support them during this project.
Your refuse collection will not be affected by these works, so please continue to put your bin out as normal
Did you know that an average 3-bed house will discharge 4000 LT of foul water over 24 hours?
Work in progress