£4.3m work to reduce flooding now complete

Albert Road in Morley. (D521A437)
Albert Road in Morley. (D521A437)

Work to reduce the risk of flooding to homes on a road in Morley has been completed ahead of schedule.

Roadworks have been in place on Albert Road since September last year as Yorkshire Water completed a £4.3m project to replace an underground sewer, making around 10 houses in the area safer.

In total, 450 metres of large new sewer has been laid on Albert Road and Cambridge Close with a further 100 metres of sewer and 120 metres of box culverts - which provide additional capacity for excess water - laid underneath private land.

The work was expected to last for around a year but has now been completed ahead of schedule, with the road now being re-opened.

Andrew McKinley, project manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “We’re really pleased to have completed this essential project that will reduce the risk of sewer flooding to 10 homes in the area, as well as the highway.

“We understand that this project was disruptive at times to residents and businesses so we’d like to thank them for their continued patience. “