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Richmond Hill drainage project to begin this week

Mon, 17 May 2021

A project to improve drainage and reduce the risk of standing water and ice on Richmond Hill will begin this week.

The work forms part of a planned programme and is scheduled to take place from Thursday, with an anticipated completion date of Saturday 24th July.

It is being undertaken during the summer to ensure the current issues do not continue next winter. The effects of climate change mean that rainfall and flash floods have increased, and will continue to do so, and measures are being put in place to reduce the chance of the drainage system on Richmond Hill from becoming regularly overwhelmed.

Traffic lights will be used to enable the work starting this week to take place over short sections. The lights will be in place 24 hours a day and the speed limit in the area will be reduced to 30mph.

A diversion route is available on the St Mark’s road, which has had significant planned investment in recent years to allow for periods of work on the A5, including Richmond Hill, to improve road conditions and safety.


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