Albert Dock Flood Wall Scheme About to Begin

A £6.3 million Environment Agency scheme to improve flood defenses on the River Humber at Albert Dock in Hull begins on Wednesday 12 November.

The work will involve the construction of a 950-metre wall, one metre high, that will reduce the risk of flooding to hundreds of properties affected by last December’s tidal surge.

A further 600 meters of defenses will be built within the Port of Hull to protect the city center, and repairs will also be made to the Dunston Culvert, which is disused and dilapidated.

Construction is expected to be completed by June 2015.

To allow the works to take place, the TransPennine Trail will be temporarily diverted, with an access ramp provided to maintain the right of way for disabled people.

Peter Toms, project manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Over the past few months of planning for this scheme, we have been working closely with Hull City Council, Associated British Ports and the Local Enterprise Partnership, who have all given us excellent support. The improved flood defenses at Albert Dock will reduce the risk of flooding to 300 local homes and businesses.”

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