Roads around a Morley estate will be re-opened this week after being closed as part of £1m project to reduce sewer flooding.
The Yorkshire Water funded project has seen engineering specialists Mott MacDonald Bentley working since April to install large new sewers in the road along Croft House Way,
Croft House Avenue and Croft House Lane.
To protect the safety of on-site workers and road users this meant that traffic closures and diversions were put in place.
The sewers have now been installed so the roads will be open as normal from Friday.
The next phase of the work will begin this week when a large storage tank will be installed in the grassed amenity area off New Bank Street and King George Croft.
The tank, which will be capable of holding 1,275,000 litres of storm water, will take until December to construct and will be 12.5m in diameter and 13 metres deep.
Dominic Cunney, Yorkshire Water’s project manager, said: “This project demonstrates just how committed we are to playing our part to help reduce the risk of flooding in previously flood-prone areas.
“It will significantly increase the capacity of our sewerage network, ensuring it’s better placed to meet the growing demands it comes under. Of course, we recognise that a project like this is always likely to result in some disruption and we want to reassure road users and local residents that we’ll be doing everything we can to keep any potential disruption to an absolute minimum.
“We also want to thank for their continued patience throughout this essential work.”