The Environment Agency have provided Andrew with the latest update on the riverbank stabilisation works at Airmyn.
Andrew explains, "As mentioned previously, the aim of these works is to stabilise and protect the bank of the River Aire in front of the existing flood defences in Airmyn.
"The EA explain that the surveys that are required ahead of work starting will begin from the 27th June and the main works will start from the 4th July, with work in the river expected to start in August.
"The works are expected to take eight months to complete and working hours have been set as 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The EA add that work will be planned around the tide times and will only be carried out in daylight hours.
"The EA also explain that, for the duration of the works, the Public Right of Way (PRoW), which runs along the existing flood defence (Airmyn footpath no. 4), will be diverted. This is to ensure the safety of members of the public whilst work is being carried out.
"The PRoW diversion will be in place from 4th July, and access to the riverbank will be restricted for the length of the closure. These restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works.
"Finally, the EA add that, whilst most of the work will be carried out from the river, there will be some vehicle movements associated with the works, including a mobile crane travelling to and from the site, to load materials onto the boats, along with some HGV deliveries."
"As mentioned previously, I have been working closely with the EA on this project, which has come about through millions of pounds of Government funding. I will be sure to keep residents posted with any further updates."
Please see the attached newsletter, which provides further information, including details of the closure and diversion.