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Yorkshire Water invests £1.7m in East Cottingwith scheme

Yorkshire Water has started a £1.7m scheme to replace 3km of sewer pipe in East Cottingwith.

The scheme, which is being completed by Yorkshire Water’s partner Barhale and Ken Rodney Construction, is from the junction of Ash Lane and General Lane on the B1228 along Langrickgate Lane to Church Street in the village. Prior to the work commencing environmental and ecology surveys were completed to minimise any impact on the local environment.

At present the pipe is being installed in the verge along Langrickgate Lane, however from December the 3rd to the beginning of February, the company will need to close short sections of Langrickgate Lane between Willow Tree Farm and the village for the safety of road users and the site team.

A signed diversion route will be in place along the B1228, Fog Lane, Whitegate Lane and Green Lane to and from the village. The road will be opened up to vehicular traffic over the Christmas and New Year period.

From 7th January 2019 work will also start in Church Lane which will involve a further road closure.

Yorkshire Water communications advisor Mark Allsop said: “This substantial investment will improve resilience of the network.

“Due to the scale of the work, we will unfortunately need to have a road closure in place, but we will try and keep disruptions to a minimum and complete the work as quickly as possible.”

Yorkshire Water, with representatives from Barhale will be holding a customer drop-in event in the Village Hall at East Cottingwith between 4pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday 28th November where customers can ask questions about the scheme and also discuss any access issues they may have.

Business in the area will be open as usual and the company is urging customers to continue to support them.

School bus service providers have also been made aware.

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