Heavy rainfall over the Christmas and New Year period has seen localised flooding affect areas across the East Riding - including Willow Grove, in Beverley.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council, as part of a £600,000 flood alleviation scheme, is constructing a retaining wall to protect properties on Willow Grove that back onto the Westwood, anticipated to be completed in around 16 weeks time.
Unfortunately, running springs have resulted in standing water and have delayed the start of works, with the council’s contractor beginning pumping operations on site on 8 January.
To speed progress up, the council and Yorkshire Water will install a pipe running from the pasture to a chamber to be constructed outside the pinfold and a further pipe running to an existing chamber in the public sewerage system outside Pocklington Carpets.
This pipe work will allow water levels to be reduced and work on the wall to start, but avoid the need for disruptive temporary overland pipe work.
In order for the pipe work to be laid, the council will be temporarily relocating the traffic signals on York Road for up to two weeks.
The council apologises for the inevitable inconvenience this may cause.