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Phase two of £250,000 sewer upgrade project in Thornhill Lees set to begin

Yorkshire Water have now completed their first phase of work in Lees Hall Road, Dewsbury to divert a water main in order to lay a new sewer pipe.

The £250,000 scheme is designed to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the area.

It is being delivered in two phases, with phase one to divert the clean water supply now complete and phase two, which will see the new sewer pipe being laid, set to begin on Monday 20 August 2018.

From this date, Lees Hall Road between Ouzelwell Lane and Eyre Street will be re-closed again for approximately five months to vehicular traffic so a new sewer can be laid. A fully signed diversion will be in place using Brewery Lane, Station Road and Forge Lane.

Yorkshire Water’s communications advisor Mark Allsop, said: “We’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete this work to reduce sewer flooding as quickly as possible. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. We’d like to thank residents and motorists in advance for their patience.”

The local bus services will also follow the diversion route. Any further questions regarding bus service times passengers should contact Metro on 0113 348 1621.

Yorkshire Water is called out to more than 30,000 sewer blockages every year, costing £2.4 million to fix with 40% of incidents caused by wipes. 

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