Keldgate re-opens today says council

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is aiming to reopen Keldgate to motorists and the travelling public today (Friday) morning after Yorkshire Water complete repair works to the public sewer.

The road has been closed due to an emergency closure being put in place, after a 4m high wall became unstable.

Due to the wall’s proximity to a number of vital services, utility companies’ had to secure mains gas, electricity and telecommunications before a contractor, working on behalf of the council, could dismantle the wall.

Once the wall was down; the council repaired a void under the pavement and highway and, with the utility work now complete, has started to reinstate the footpath and carriageway ahead of resurfacing works.

Nigel Leighton, director of environment and neighbourhood services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We would like to thank residents, motorists and the travelling public for their patience during this closure, which was in place for public safety.

“These works have been very challenging given the wall’s location to vital services and have meant the council and the utility companies have had to proceed carefully to avoid disrupting gas, water, electric and telecommunication supplies.

“It is anticipated that the council will complete the reinstatement of the pavement and carriageway over the next two days before resurfacing the road and reopening on Friday morning.”

The council will continue to keep residents updated on the situation via letter, local media and Twitter, just follow @ER_roads.

Any enquiries relating to the road closure and diversion can be directed to the council’s highways customer care line, on 0845 6001666.

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