Action over flood risk to Grimsby homes

Action over flood risk to Grimsby homes

Action over flood risk to Grimsby homes

Work on a new highway drainage system that should help prevent houses in Grimsby being flooded will start next week.

The works, taking place between 171 and 195a St Nicholas Drive, off Wybers Way in the Freshney ward, follow surveys to find a way to reduce flood risk in the area during heavy rainfall.

Residents in that area have been on the front line of flooding in recent years as drains have been unable to cope with the amount of water during very heavy rain.

Some people have even had to take measures to stop raw sewage from entering their homes.

During the works, which start on Monday (August 10), the road will remain open but as works progress access to properties may be temporarily unavailable.

The project will be completed by Friday, September 25.

Residents affected by the improvements will be contacted before the job starts.

Once installed, the new system will help to mitigate against future flooding. However, it does not eliminate the risk of future flooding completely, said North East Lincolnshire Council.

The council, ENGIE, Anglian Water and the Environment Agency, are actively working together to produce a strategic look into the flood risk across Grimsby with the aim to look at further reductions to flood risk levels in the future.

The works are being funded by Anglian Water and the Environment Agency. North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner ENGIE will manage and oversee the works, with contractors, EC Surfacing Ltd, carrying out the improvements.

Residents with flooding concerns can visit  for more information and to contact the team.

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