Flood banks overhauled on Lincolnshire tidal river

Work has started to reinforce flood banks on a tidal Lincolnshire river, protecting up to 600 homes.

Steel sheet piles measuring 15.3m (50ft) will be driven into the beds of the River Glen at Surfleet Seas End.

Structures previously in place have started to fail and some of the embankments are slumping towards the river.

The work, which is being carried out by the Environment Agency, is expected to take about 11 weeks to complete.

Paul Mattacola, from the Environment Agency's asset system management team, said: "We apologise for any inconvenience that might be caused to people while these works are taking place but hope they understand how vital they are to the future flood protection of this area.

"This scheme will also benefit boaters by providing safe moorings and improved access as well as improving wildlife habitats both in and out of the water," he said.

The by-way on the left of the river will be closed for the duration of the works.

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