Multimillion pound road investment protects homes in the Isle of Axholme

Council News
16:12, Wednesday, 16th August 2023

Construction work to install a brand-new sewage and flood defence system in Crowle on the Isle of Axholme are now well underway.

Phase one of the works on Godnow Road are progressing at pace and is currently set to be completed by early September.

Local contractor PBS Construction are installing the new sewage works and flood-defence system on behalf of Severn Trent and the Internal Drainage Board (IDB) and North Lincolnshire Council is relaying the road surface.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children, families and communities said: “It is fantastic to see further investment in the Isle of Axholme. This is a vital piece of work to better protect the local community for years to come.

“The £3 million pound investment – from the council and partners – is just one part of our commitment to continue to develop our roads and highways infrastructure across the whole county.”

To minimise disruption, the work is being completed in eight separate phases with road closures in place.

Residents affected by the closure are being kept informed and pedestrian access is being maintained at all times.

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for highways operations, said: “This project has been in the pipeline for a while and is great to see that the work has now begun.

“With a whole new sewage and flood defence system being installed and the history of the Isle of Axholme, these construction works are no easy feat.

“Phase one has already seen the need for alternative construction methods to be explored and implemented and there are seven more intensive phases to be undertaken before the project reaches completion.

“Managing and maintaining our road network is a never-ending task but is something we are committed to deliver across the county.”

The new flooding defence system being installed will further compliment the £35m revamp of Keadby Pumping Station that now uses electrical pumps to manage the water levels across the region, making it easier to protect thousands of homes within the Isle of Axholme.

In addition to the new sewage and flood defence system, the full stretch of road will be resurfaced and will include a brand-new junction from Godnow Road leading onto the main high street.

The extensive construction works are expected to be finished in April 2024.