A £2.5million Anglian Water project to improve drainage in Goxhill, Lincolnshire, started this week (11 June).
When completed the flood alleviation work will see 22 locations around Goxhill removed from the flood risk register and could lead to a planning moratorium on the area being lifted.
Antony Innes, Anglian Water, said: “The project will see over two kilometres of new sewer pipes built to increase the capacity of the network and reduce the risk of surface water flooding.
“The project, which has been designed together with a working group including the Environment Agency, the Internal Drainage Board and local councils, is due to be completed by Spring next year.
“We have already invested around £2million on flood prevention projects in the Goxhill area and hope that this final phase of works will mean the problem is resolved and the planning moratorium can be lifted.”
A public meeting is being held at Goxhill Memorial Hall from 3pm until 7pm on Wednesday (13 June) where residents will be invited to see the plans and ask any questions.
Antony continued: “Unfortunately, a project of this scale is bound to cause some disruption to the local area. We are sorry for this and will be working hard to keep any inconvenience to a minimum.
“A number of roads will be closed at different times during the work, including: North End, Ruards Lane, Willow Lane, Mill Lane and Ferry Road.”