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Flood risk reduction works completed on St. Nicholas Drive, Grimsby

10:09 am, Friday, 16th October 2020 - 2 weeks ago

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Works to construct a new highway drainage system and reduce flood risk to properties on St. Nicholas Drive in Grimsby are now complete.

The scheme, supported by Anglian Water and the Environment Agency, has been developed following investigative works and surveys to identify measures to reduce flood risk during heavy rainfall.

The new highway drainage system, installed between 171 and 195a St. Nicholas Drive, is expected to directly support those properties in helping to mitigate against future flooding events.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “I would like to thank affected residents for their patience and support while we carried out these improvements.

“Flooding has a devastating impact on communities, and working with our partners, we have been able to carry out these improvements that we hope should resolve some flooding concerns in this area and for the local community.

“We continue to work with our partners on flooding issues around North East Lincolnshire with the commitment to deliver more schemes in the future.”

These improvements do not completely eliminate the risk of future flooding, but North East Lincolnshire Council, ENGIE, Anglian Water and the Environment Agency are actively working together to look into the flood risk across Grimsby, with the aim to look at further reductions to flood risk levels in the future.

The works have been funded by Anglian Water and the Environment Agency. North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, managed the project, with contractor, EC Surfacing Ltd, carrying out the improvements.

Residents with flooding concerns can visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/environment-and-community-safety/emergency-planning-and-flooding/flooding/  for more information and to contact the team.

Keep up to date with roadworks taking place across North East Lincolnshire at www.nelincs.gov.uk/roadworks.

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