This is when emergency sewer repairs will begin in Ripon Market Place

Emergency repair work on a section of collapsed sewer in Kirkgate and Market Place, Ripon will begin on Monday 16 November.

Friday, 13th November 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 13th November 2020, 4:04 pm

The work by Yorkshire Water, and its partners Mott MacDonald Bentley, is being carried out during the lockdown period to minimise disruption and will be halted on 2 December when lockdown will end.

Any remaining work will be postponed until the New Year to enable local businesses to welcome customers when lockdown ends and over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Important sewer works will begin at Ripon Market Square on Monday.

To enable the work to be carried out safely and following consultation with North Yorkshire County Council highways department, a road closure and parking suspension on a section of Kirkgate will be in place.

Kirkgate at its junction with Market Place East will be closed to vehicles, but access will still be available for residents and businesses in Kirkgate up to the point of the working area. The current one-way system will be suspended while the road closure is in operation

All vehicles using Market Place East will be diverted along Market Place South to Westgate, Park Street, Firby Lane, Somerset Row, and Water Skellgate.

Yorkshire Water’s Mark Allsop said: “The emergency repair needs to begin as soon as possible. Work of this nature does take time and by starting during this lockdown period we hope to limit the disruption experienced by residents to a minimum.

“Throughout the works, existing water and waste water services will not be impacted, and we’d like to thank people in advance for their patience while this work is taking place.”