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On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Due to flooding in periods of heavy rain, a culvert that ran underneath the busy A19 trunk road and through the grounds of Melkridge Hall required upgrading. To facilitate the work, it was decided to install a new drainage system with increased capacity underneath the adjacent public footpath. 

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To manage the volume of water, it was decided to lay three 600mm diameter twin wall plastic drainage pipes embedded in concrete. 

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The existing culvert discharged into a stream and had to be temporarily diverted and a dry stone wall taken down to allow the construction of a new outfall for the new system.  

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The construction of the new outfall involved some complex shuttering work and the reinstating of the dry stone walling to cover the concrete benching and match the surrounding walls.

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