16 Mar

Keeping you informed - Burnley Road

Update from the Environment Agency;

Keeping you informed - Burnley Road

On Monday 15 March work began on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd, to carry out repairs to several manhole covers between Sainsbury’s and the Fire Station. The work is expected to continue until Wednesday 24 March.

Four-way traffic lights will be in place at all times on weekdays during the works. The lights will be manned from approximately 7:30am – 5:00pm. During the weekend, the four-way traffic lights will be removed. The lights will be put back on Monday 22 March for the remainder of the works.

The pedestrian crossing adjacent to the new bridge will be closed during weekdays but opened up during the weekend. A crossing patrol at this location will be provided during school drop off/pick up times to assist pedestrians crossing the road safely. The pedestrian crossing by the memorial gardens will remain in use.

Remaining in-channel work

The final in-channel work as part of the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme will be the installation of erosion protection to the river bed around the central pier of the new bridge. This is necessary to protect the bridge foundations from being undermined over time by erosion to the river bed. Due to its location in the deepest part of the channel, this area can only be accessed during low river levels.

We are continuing to monitor the long term weather forecast to look for a window of opportunity to undertake this work as it is likely to take 6 weeks to complete. Temporary works will be installed in the channel to create a safe working area for the erosion protection to be installed. The steel sheet piles which are protruding above the river level in the centre of the channel will also be cut down to river bed level and removed. A large crane positioned in the Calder Grove communal garden will be on site for much of this time to facilitate the in-channel works.

Contact the team

If you would like to get in touch with the Mytholmroyd FAS project team, please contact us at mytholmroydFAS@environment-agency.gov.uk. The Red Acre compound is currently closed to visitors due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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