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Catchment Management

Reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Batley

The large sewer running under Bradford Road in Batley is damaged. In order to significantly reduce the risk of sewer flooding and pollution to the nearby watercourse, parts of the sewer need to be relined and replaced.

From Friday 20 October, we need to reline a short section of sewer in Bradford Road from the junction with Caledonia Road to the Bridge Street junction. We also need to carry out some work in Well Lane and Caledonia Road and this will take around two weeks to complete. We've been liaising with the local Highways department and for safety reasons, traffic management will be in place as follows:

• From Friday 20 October at 7pm, two-way traffic lights will be in place on Bradford Road, from the junction with Caledonia Road to the Bridge Street junction.

• Caledonia Road will be closed at the junction with Bradford Road to through traffic. Access to the streets off Caledonia Road won’t be affected but vehicles won’t be able to access Caledonia Road from Bradford Road; access will only be available from the Bridge Street/Cross Park Street side.

• There will be a lane closure in place on Well Lane which means Well Lane will be turned into a one-way street with access only from the Commercial Street side; no access from Bradford Road will be available.

• Fully signed diversion routes will be in place and access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency services.

Our contract partners, Barhale, will carry out this work on our behalf and will be working seven days a week between the hours of 7am and 10pm and at times there may be some 24 hour working. We understand this is a very busy road which is why we have to work at night, at weekends and during the school half-term holidays.

Please be assured we'll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

Businesses will be open as usual and we ask that you continue to support them during this time.

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