High Street will shut for £1m flood works

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 August 2012

Roads will be closed for several weeks

Roads will be closed for several weeks

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PART of Worle High Street and other roads around the village will be closed for several weeks as part of a £1million project to alleviate flooding in the area.

Wessex Water has started work to help prevent problems in homes and roads currently experienced during heavy rainfall.

The project, which will last until December, started along Nutwell Road earlier this month and will move on to Coronation Road on Monday.

It involves upgrading the sewerage system so that capacity in sewers along Nutwell Road, Church Road, Coronation Road and Worle High Street is increased.

Wessex Water says there have been occasions when the roads and properties in the area have been flooded following intense rainfall.

Scheme programme manager Paul Godfrey said: “It is essential that we complete this work as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood of flooding in the future.

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause and thank people for their patience.”

Traffic management will be in place throughout the scheme, which will include temporary traffic lights and road closures.

Wessex Water says diversion routes have been devised to ensure that access to local schools and shops in Worle is possible.

■ Nutwell Road will be closed until September 7 and there will be a diversion via Greenwood Road and the Mendip Green service road.

■ Coronation Road will be closed from Monday until November 4. There will be a diversion via Hill Road and/or Spring Hill, Hampden Road and Wayside.

■ High Street will be closed between Coronation Road and Nutwell Road from November 4 until December 16.

There will be a diversion via New Bristol Road and Station Road.

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