Portland Street flood works are almost complete

Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water

First published in News

A LONG running project to protect a York street from flooding is almost completed.

Yorkshire Water has announced its scheme to install flood tanks underneath Bootham Park hospital’s playing field, and stop homes in nearby Portland Street flooding, will be finished next month.

The company’s Dominic Cunney said: “This project demonstrates just how committed we are to playing our part in helping to reduce the risk of flooding in previously flood-prone areas.

“We apologise to local residents for the inconvenience they have experienced. Our colleagues have worked as quickly as possible under some challenging conditions but we appreciate that parking restrictions in particular have been really disruptive. We would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation.”

The tanks will hold up to 380,000 litres of storm water to stop bad weather flooding homes in nearby Portland Street, and will be commissioned by the end of April.

The water company’s contractors have pledged to get the road back to normal by Thursday, April 17.

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10:26am Fri 28 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

The works were originally scheduled to end on February 14th. They started on October 7th, so today is day 172 and when they do finish they will have taken an additional 2 months - that's more than a 50% over-run. Perhaps Yorkshire Water can pass on the contractors' penalty to affected residents.

What was it that sign said? "We won't be here forever - it just feels like we will"?
The works were originally scheduled to end on February 14th. They started on October 7th, so today is day 172 and when they do finish they will have taken an additional 2 months - that's more than a 50% over-run. Perhaps Yorkshire Water can pass on the contractors' penalty to affected residents. What was it that sign said? "We won't be here forever - it just feels like we will"? Ignatius Lumpopo
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1:31pm Fri 28 Mar 14

MarkyMarkMark says...

Similar vein - the works on the Bishopthorpe Road side of the river near the Millenium Bridge (also Yorkshire Water) started in May 2013, and were scheduled (according to the sign on the fencing) to take 5 months. It's now 10 months, and counting..... 100% over-run. (And none of it is really due to flooding - the river didn't flood into the works until after it was due to have finished!)
Similar vein - the works on the Bishopthorpe Road side of the river near the Millenium Bridge (also Yorkshire Water) started in May 2013, and were scheduled (according to the sign on the fencing) to take 5 months. It's now 10 months, and counting..... 100% over-run. (And none of it is really due to flooding - the river didn't flood into the works until after it was due to have finished!) MarkyMarkMark
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