Repairs to Doncaster flood damage

Repairs to Doncaster flood damage

Repairs to Doncaster flood damage

A £1.6m project is underway to repair flood damage which left a 40 mile stretch of a Doncaster river bank at risk.

The damage was caused during floods which devastated much of Doncaster last November.

The floods also left parts of Bentley and Fishlake damaged.

Many residents were forced to leave their homes.

The area affected by these works lies between the River Don and the South Yorkshire Navigation canal at Mile Thorn, Wheatley Park.

If left unrepaired, the Environment Agency fear that the whole river bank could be at risk of destabilising.

Access to the site is restricted.

Alongside Doncaster Council, the Environment Agency have set up a site compound near the site.

The Canal and River Trust have also helped to improve access from the canal so that equipment can be transported to site safely.

Tony Hartley, project manager at the Environment Agency said:

“This work is a significant repair job in difficult conditions, which will help strengthen this flood defence bank and reduce the risk of flooding to the local area.

“We’re making good progress and we’re working within strict Government guidelines to carry out this work safely.”

The works are part of a £32 million package of repair works across the county.

This part of the project is expected to be completed by August.

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