The final stage of a £400,000 scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in Prince George Street, Skegness, got underway earlier this week (9 February).

The work by Anglian Water begun last year and has seen a large capacity storage tank constructed nearby. The final stage of the work will see the last few metres of pipe laid beneath Prince George Street joining the existing network to the new tank.

Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “This two month long project has been designed to alleviate flooding in this part of Skegness, where residents have suffered in the past.

“Work to build the 42,000 litre tank was completed last year, with attention now turning to installing the last section of pipe. Unfortunately, to complete this part of the project a section of Prince George Street will need to close for around three weeks.”

The road will be closed to all traffic between Lumley Avenue and Rutland Road until the end of the month while work is completed. Although the one-way restrictions on the rest of Prince George Street will be lifted so vehicles can avoid the road closure.

Staff will also be on hand during working hours (7am to 6pm) to ensure access for delivery vehicles is maintained.

Antony added: “We know this work may cause disruption to the local area and are sorry for that. However, we hope customers will understand the importance of this project and the long term benefits will outweigh the disruption.”