Drainage scheme to begin in Brough to combat flooding issues

Fri, 18 Mar 2022

Work to install a new drainage system is due to start this weekend in a Brough road which has suffered problems with flooding.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council will carry out the scheme costing £100,000 in Grassdale Park and is due to get underway on Sunday 20 March.

The new drainage system is aimed at improving the current flooding issues suffered by the road.

The work will first begin in Station Road at the junction with Grassdale Park to connect the new drainage system to the existing system.

That will happen on four consecutive Sundays, starting this weekend, with work being carried out from 9am to 5pm, and will require the junction to be closed.

For those Sundays, access to nearby Brough Railway Station will be via the King Edwards Terrace end only. The council has been working closely with Trans Pennine Express to ensure there is as little disruption as possible.

Then for eight weeks, starting on Monday 11 April, Grassdale Park will be closed from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday to allow the work to continue until it is complete.

The council and its contractor have been and will continue to consult with residents and businesses in the area affected.

The work will be carried out by council contractor PBS Construction (NE) Ltd.

Adam Holmes, the council's head of infrastructure and facilities, said: "I would like to thank the residents of Grassdale Park, and those living nearby, for their patience while this work is carried out.

"I also want to thank train passengers for their understanding for when they may need to use a different entrance for those four Sundays.

"This work aims to solve the flooding problems suffered by residents in Grassdale Park and needs to be carried out."

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