Project to end sewer flooding in Mablethorpe

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THE Golf Road area of Mablethorpe, notorious for sewer flooding, will benefit from a £670,000 repair project in the new year.

Anglian Water will carry out work to install a 250 cubic metre tank under a nearby field to prevent sewer deluges during high flows.

Homes and gardens in Golf Road, Regent Road, Chalfont Avenue, The Fairway, Poplar Avenue and Cambridge Road North, all of which have been flooded in recent years, will be made safer by the scheme.

John Clare, from Anglian Water, said: “Sewer flooding is extremely unpleasant and something we are determined to tackle wherever possible. This scheme should go a long way to alleviating the problem for people in this area.”

The new tank will store any excess sewage until flows return to their normal level before releasing it back into the sewer network. New piping will be laid to connect the tank to the existing system.

“We are laying the new pipes first as this will allow us to get the road re-opened in time for the start of the tourist season,” added Mr Clare. “The tank will be in a nearby field and its installation should cause very little disruption to the general public.

“I would like to thank the people of Mablethorpe in advance for their patience.”

The project is due to last nearly 12 weeks starting on January 9. Golf Road will be closed to through traffic until February 24 with a diversion in place via Alford Road, High Street and Quebec Road.

The neighbouring Green Lane will be closed until March 30 when the project is planned to be completed.

Are you relieved to see this work being carried out? Email sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk.