£6 million project to reduce the risk of flooding in Goole
From Monday 15th January, a small section of Pasture Road will be closed for around three months whilst our contractors reline a section of sewer and build a new manhole chamber as part of a wider scheme to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Goole.
Two phases of work are being carried out by the contractors on the road, with the first involving a two-week road closure between the roundabout with Centenary Road and the junction at Colonel's Walk, during which time a localised traffic diversion will be in place.
Once this initial work has been completed, we will then work at the junction with Churchill Walk to build a new large manhole chamber, which will involve a further two-month closure of Pasture Road.
Pedestrian access will be maintained for all residents within the closure and vehicle access will be maintained for residents living on Hilda Street, Churchill Walk & Attlee Drive, but Pasture Road will be fully closed at the Elsie Street junction to through traffic.
Yorkshire Water spokesperson, John Bond said: “The work in Pasture Road and surrounding streets is essential to try and ensure that sewer flooding does not happen again in the area. We’re hopeful that people understand that this short-term disruption will bring about significant long term improvements and would ask that people continue to use local businesses whilst we’re onsite.
“To ensure there are no impacts to customer services, there will be times when our contract partner Mott Macdonald Bentley (MMB) will need to lay a temporary overland sewer pipe along Pasture Road and have a pump in place. So we are asking that people take extra care when driving past the works as road widths will be temporarily reduced and the traffic management layout may change day to day.”
In addition to the work along Pasture Road, parking restrictions will be enforced along the northern side of Fourth Avenue from Friday 12th January, with ‘no parking’ signs and a single yellow line being in place on the road.
John Bond added: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause local residents on Fourth Avenue and assure residents that we have not taken the decision lightly. It has been agreed with Highways to ensure our vehicles have safe access to our working area near St John’s Court. The restrictions will remain in place until the scheme is completed later this year, when the yellow line will be removed.”
As part of reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Goole, since last summer we have been working in and around the Attlee Drive area to protect 30 properties. A new storage tank is also currently under construction capable of holding 2,500 cubic meters of storm water in times of heavy rainfall, the equivalent to an Olympic sized swimming pool.