Flooding work to hit town

Yorkshire Water are improving Muston Road flood defences again.  But the road will not be closed as in previous work
Yorkshire Water are improving Muston Road flood defences again. But the road will not be closed as in previous work
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FILEY is braced for more huge flood defence work.

Yorkshire Water has confirmed engineers will carry out a £135,000 upgrade to replace a 25 metre section of sewer in Muston Road.

The project will start on Monday and is expected to last a month.

However, bosses have confirmed Muston Road will remain open throughout the duration of the work, with temporary traffic lights in place.

Engineers are set to start near to the junction of Muston Road and Wharfedale, which will see a stronger and more robust pipe network installed.

The work is designed to increase the sewer capacity and add resilience to the town’s flood defence mechanism during heavy rain.

The work follows on from the £2.4 million project last year to replace 700 metres of pipework under Muston Road and build a new underground storage chamber in Clarence Drive playing fields capable of holding a million litres of water.

Muston Road was closed to all traffic as engineers completed the work, with motorists forced into a three mile detour All traffic except the emergency services will be forced into a detour via the A165 and Scarborough Road.

However, Claire Glavina, from Yorkshire Water’s community engagement team, said the latest work would cause nowhere near as much disruption.

She added: “This latest work is part of our ongoing commitment to do everything we possibly can to reduce the risk of flooding in previously high risk areas.

“A huge amount of work and investment has already gone into doing just that on Muston Road and this latest project is designed to build further on that work and ensure that the local area is well protected in times of heavy rainfall.

“As ever, local residents have been incredibly supportive of our plans and we want to reassure them that we will be doing everything we possibly can to minimise any traffic disruption during this work and ensure it’s completed as swiftly as possible.”

The company have confirmed the work will not affect sewerage services to residents and local businesses and contractors will not need access to properties.