Gloucestershire

Collapsed Gloucester culvert replaced to cut flood risk

Work has started to reduce the risk of flooding in the Kingsholm area of Gloucester.

A new culvert will replace an old brick arch culvert in Deans Walk which had partly collapsed and was restricting the flow of water.

The £40,000 project, funded by Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire Highways, is expected to take six weeks.

The road will be closed for the duration of the works.

Councillor Jeremy Hilton said: "Deans Walk has suffered too often in the past with flash flooding because the drainage system cannot cope.

"There will inevitably be some disruption to everyday life, but I ask local people to be patient. Once the work is done the risk of flooding will dramatically reduce."

The works are part of a programme to strengthen Gloucestershire's defences following the floods of 2007.

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