Residents on a flood-prone street in Winterton, near Scunthorpe will benefit from a new pipe being installed.

A 146m long pipe will be laid at Park Street and nearby fields between Monday January 19 and Tuesday March 13 to deal with the historical issue of flooding in the area. Work will take place between 7am and 5.30pm.

The project will cost £500,000 and is part of a series of on-going investments in the sewer network across the region by Anglian Water.

Engineers are aiming to keep disruption to a minimum for nearby residents by restricting hours of work and keeping the road open. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to guide cars around the work.

Nik Shelton, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “Flooding can cause misery for residents. This area has been flooded in the past and fixing the problem is a priority for us.

“This investment, and the small amount of disruption caused during the work, will ensure several homes in the areas are no longer at risk of suffering devastating flooding - giving them peace of mind for the future.

“This is part of a programme of millions of pounds of investment in the region’s sewer network and we appreciate the co-operation of residents whenever this kind of work is carried out.”