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Scheme due to start to reduce risk of sewer flooding on Southgate in Market Weighton

A scheme to protect homes and businesses in Southgate from sewer flooding will start May 2nd with work lasting until the end of July this year.

Our contractors Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) are building a new sewer under Southgate and Beverley Road and a new sewage pumping station in the car park of the Ingle Court retirement complex to reduce the risk of flooding. 

Over the next three months temporary traffic lights will be used at various times at the junction of Southgate and Beverley Road, so the work can be carried out safely. When in use, they will be manned during the morning and afternoon rush hours to reduce the impact on traffic. 

Project Manager, Jonathan LeMoine said: "This project has been delayed a couple of times; however, I'm pleased that we will soon be able to reduce the risk of flooding from the public sewers in the localised area. Whilst carrying out work of this nature it's inevitable that there will be some disruption and we hope that people will bear with us whilst we complete it."

During heavy rainfall the new sewer will redirect flows away from homes and business to the new pumping station where storm water will be stored until the storm has passed. When the rain has stopped the water will be safely returned to the main sewer network.

All businesses will remain open as normal during the project and shoppers are encouraged to continue to support them. We have visited affected business customers and written to home owners and will keep them informed of progress.

We recently completed a similar project in Langdale Road and Bedale Road to reduce the risk of flooding in this area of Market Weighton.

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