Roadworks strike again in Dean Road

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PART of a busy Scarborough road will be closed next week for the second time in a matter of months.

Contractors Mott MacDonald Bentley will return to Dean Road on Monday to carry out work to repair a collapsed sewer on behalf of Yorkshire Water.

The work will take place from Monday to Friday and will involve a section of the road being closed near to its junction with Wrea Lane.

Richard Sears, Yorkshire Water’s community engagement manager, has written to nearby residents to inform them of the disruption.

In the letter he said: “In May our contract partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley, completed an essential project to repair a section of damaged sewer located beneath Dean Road.

“We must now return to reinstate the working area. In order to carry out this final reinstatement safely, we need to close a section of Dean Road, near the junction of Wrea Lane from September 5 to 9. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place.

“The existing on-street parking in Dean Road will be unaffected by the road closure. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times but there will be no access to the coach and car park off Castle Road.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and thank you again for your co-operation.”

Subterranean work to repair the collapse sewer was carried out less than four months ago after the damage was discovered by an underground camera.

Workers widened a manhole so that a new lining could be brought into the sewer and installed. Had the sewer collapsed further it could have taken six months to fully replace.

Residents and businesses were warned back in May that a further road closure would also be required in September.