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Catchment Management

North Road in Halsham to be closed for one week as part of water main renewal project

As part of a £3.5m scheme to lay a new water pipe from Burstwick to Halsham, from Monday 16th October a section of the North Road (B1362) in Halsham close to the Mausoleum and Pastures Fish Pond will be closed to enable contractors to safely lay new pipework.

A fully signed diversion route will be put in place but access will be maintained for residents on the street. Access to Dalton Lane won’t be affected but vehicles will have to follow the diversion route. 

We have been working since March 2017 on the project to lay a new water pipeline from Burstwick to Halsham, East End and Rimswell. 

The £3.5m project is progressing well, with over 3.5km of new pipes laid so far.

To reduce disruption, our contract partners, Morrison Utility Services (MUS), are laying a large proportion of the new pipework in private fields and land, however, they do need to lay sections of pipe through some roads including North Road.

Yorkshire Water project manager, Dave Standish, said: “The existing main water pipe that runs along the B1362 is in poor condition and has burst several times at various locations in recent years. When this pipe bursts, the area becomes flooded, traffic flow is disrupted and water supplies are interrupted so it’s really important that we carry out this project. We understand that this is causing some disruption in the area at times. Please be assured we’re doing our best to keep any disruption to a minimum and I’d like to thank local residents for their continued patience during this important work.”

Customers can go to our Burstwick webpage to see a plan showing the closure area and diversion route. There is also a plan showing the full route of the new pipeline.

Once the work in North Road is complete, no further road closure will be required and the project will move towards Rimswell.

It’s unlikely that MUS or Yorkshire Water colleagues will need access to properties, but residents and business owners are being asked to be on their guard against bogus callers while the team is working in the area. For more information and advice on how to protect yourself from falling victim to bogus callers, visit our Bogus Callers webpage.

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