Residents are being informed of updated road closures which are essential to work on the latest multi-million flood scheme for the East Riding.
Work began in July on the first phase of the Anlaby and Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEEFAS), which is designed to reduce the risk of flooding to almost 3,200 homes and more than 70 businesses in the Haltemprice and Hull areas which were badly affected by the 2007 floods.
The £22million scheme will see the creation of flood water collection structures and a large water storage lagoon, linked by a large storm drain and watercourses.
These are designed to control surface water, intercept flood water and divert the flow away from residential areas.
The three year scheme is being carried out by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with Hull City Council, the Environment Agency and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.
The first phase of work involves improvements to the existing Western Drain, which runs alongside Beverley Road through Kirk Ella and Anlaby.
To enable work on the drain to be carried out, a series of temporary road closures are being put in place, with signed diversions for traffic.
Some scheduled closures have been delayed because of unforeseen issues with existing underground utilities.
Although still subject to change, information about the updated road closures is as follows:
• One road closure already in place is at the junction of South Ella Drive with Beverley Road. Traffic is being diverted via Beverley Road, South Ella Way and West Ella Way. Work there is due to be completed, and the road reopened, by Monday 16 October.
• A section of Tranby Lane, at the junction with Beverley Road, is now due to be closed from Monday 4 September to Tuesday 17 October. Traffic will be diverted via Beverley Road, Woodland Drive and Croft View.
• A short stretch of Woodland Drive, at the junction with Beverley Road, is due to be closed from Tuesday 17 October to Friday 1 December. Traffic will be diverted via Beverley Road, South Ella Way and Broadley Avenue.
• The closure of a section of Beverley Road, between the junctions with Lowfield Road and Marr Bridge, has now been delayed until the new year, with dates to be announced in due course.
Some of the work will require temporary traffic controls on Beverley Road, but these will only be put in place when needed and will not be used during rush hours.
Footpath access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained where possible.
Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “Despite some slight delays to the first phase, disruption is being kept to a minimum and we want to thank residents and motorists for their patience while this essential work is being carried out.”
Work on the first phase of the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme is being undertaken by council contractor PBS Ltd.
The council successfully secured funding for the scheme from Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) administered by the Environment Agency and Local Growth Fund (LGF) through the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.
Anlaby and East Ella is the second major flood alleviation project of its kind to get underway in the East Riding, following the completion of the Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme.
For more information on the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme – and to download a brochure about the scheme – visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk and search for ‘flood risk strategy’.
Or residents can email the council at email@example.com
East Riding of Yorkshire Council