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Construction team delivers Mytholmroyd flood defence insight

Construction and design joint venture Volker Stevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has joined forces with the Environment Agency to give local residents details of a flood defence scheme in West Yorkshire.

The construction open day today will give people living and working in Mytholmroyd insight into the £30M Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The town was badly affected by flooding on Boxing Day 2015 following heavy rainfall from Storm Eva, which caused a number of slope stability issues in the area.

The flood alleviation scheme has been developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Calderdale Council and is expected to be completed by Winter 2019.

Vital works to be completed as part of the scheme include construction of new, raised and improved flood walls, relocation of Caldene Bridge, widening of the river channel at key locations and flood proofing of the buildings next to the river.

During the next stage of the scheme, which begins in April, drainage improvements will be made along Burnley Road to reduce the risk of surface water flooding.

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