Morley’s year of roadworks as £4.3m flood scheme starts

Yorkshire Water will spend �4.3m on the Albert Road scheme. (D521A437)
Yorkshire Water will spend �4.3m on the Albert Road scheme. (D521A437)
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Work will begin next week on a £4.3m project that will reduce the risk of flooding to a number of homes and businesses in Morley.

The work, which is being carried out by an engineering company on behalf of Yorkshire Water, will see a new 450m (1480ft) sewer laid along Albert Road, between Cambridge Close and Sandringham Close. There will also be work to lay the sewer in Cambridge Close and the fields off Albert Road.

Work on the road will start on Monday, September 15 and will last for around a year.

Sections of the road will be closed to traffic while the new sewer is laid, with vehicles being diverted around Queensway (B6127), Corporation Street (B6127), Fountain Street (B6123) and Middleton Road (B6123). The team will work on on 50 - 100 metre sections of Albert Road at a time so the road will only be closed at the section being attended to. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project.

Refuse collections will be unaffected by the work, and buses will continue to operate as normal. Businesses on the stretch of road will also remain open throughout, Yorkshire Water has confirmed.

Edward Sorfleet, project manager, said: “We’re really pleased to be carrying out this essential project that will reduce the risk of sewer flooding to ten homes in the area, as well as the highway.

“We understand that this project will be disruptive to local residents and we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“Please be assured that we’ll do everything we can to keep the disruption to a minimum.”