Emergency sewer repairs are about to start within Manor Road, at the junction with Gordon Street in Scarborough.
The sewer located under the road has collapsed meaning local properties have experienced flooding.
Engineering specialists and Yorkshire Water’s contract partners, Amey, have been onsite this week preparing for the work, which will start on Monday January 11 and take around three weeks to complete.
Due to the depth of the sewer and its location, Manor Road will be closed for the duration of the repair in order to protect the safety of the on-site team and road users.
During this time, traffic will be directed to follow a localised diversion route that will be in place along Scalby Road and Woodland Ravine.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
Lindsay Page, service delivery and optimisation manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “We hope that customers can bear with us during these repairs as the work will significantly reduce the risk of sewer flooding to local homes.
“We would like to thank local residents and road-users for their patience during this time.
“Please be assured we’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum.”