Work on the £1million flood alleviation project in Earby has now resumed, the project aims to reduce the risk of flooding to 91 homes and 17 businesses. The work originally began last July but was stalled due to a major obstruction being discovered whilst drilling the new culvert beneath the disused railway embankment. The project was thought to take 13 weeks to complete.
A solution to the obstruction has now been found by the Environment Agency’s contractors, JBA Bentley, so the remaining part of the Victoria Clough culvert repair project can continue.
The work to replace the existing culvert beneath the disused railway embankment and the installation of an improved trash screen at the culvert inlet is expected to take around 8 weeks.
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