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Road embankment scheme worth £700,000 due to begin near Goole

An improvement scheme costing £700,000 to stabilise a road embankment near Goole is due to begin next week, due to damage caused by flooding.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is investing in the stabilisation scheme along part of the A614 Thorne Road near East Cowick.

Work is due to begin today (Monday 13 February) and is expected to take 21 weeks to complete.

As a result of major flooding back in early 2020, a section of the embankment and road to the south of the Gyme Corner roundabout is in urgent need of repair.

The scheme will involve widening the existing embankment, which will allow for a new safety fence to be constructed, the installation of a new drainage system and reinstatement of the road.

The scheme will require temporary traffic signals for the 21-week duration of the work, to keep traffic flowing during construction.

A temporary road closure will be required for the final road surfacing in late June.

Initially the vegitation at either side of the A614 will be removed once a temporary access has been created at the site.

Construction of the embankments will begin from the end of February until early May.

Once the embankments have been constructed, work will continue on providing a new drainage system for the road with new kerbing, safety fencing and road surfacing completing the scheme by early July.

YORcivil 2 Framework contractor, PBS Construction (N.E.) Ltd, was selected to develop this project with the council and help provide the best solution to address the current embankments.

Councillor Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and climate change said: “We want to thank motorists in advance for their patience while this major scheme is being carried out.

“This work is necessary to repair damage caused by this major flooding event, and to make sure this embankment and road remains secure for the future.

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