New culvert to prevent flooding

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A new culvert has been built to help stop persistent flooding in an area of Wath.

Rotherham Council has replaced the Green Ings culvert in Station Road, which had deteriorated over a number of years.

It had been restricting water flow through Brook Dyke causing flooding to nearby streets under heavy rainfall.

Station Road was closed for six weeks while the work took place but it is now complete and the road was re-opened on March 21.

Wath councillor Alan Gosling said: “I am glad the work has been done.

“Hopefully now the flooding will not be as bad because it was affecting quite a number of residents and businesses.”

A spokesman for Rotherham Council said: “A new culvert was designed to replace the existing consisting of a rectangular precast concrete box.

“Information from the Environment Agency on the rainfall catchment area was used to design a culvert which has a significantly larger flow capacity than the original and should help to alleviate flooding in the area.

“The scheme was carried out during a six week road closure and was successfully completed on time.”