Emergency sewer work to close road in centre of Ripon
Nov 13, 2020
Ripon Kirkgate

Emergency work to repair a collapsed sewer in the centre of Ripon begins on Monday.

Kirkgate at its junction with Market Place East will be closed to vehicles, but there’ll be access for residents and businesses up to the point of the working area.  A parking suspension on a section of Kirkgate will be also in place.

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.

The repairs are being carried out during lockdown to minimise disruption and are due to end on December 2.

Yorkshire Water has said any remaining work will be postponed until the New Year to enable local businesses to welcome customers over the Christmas period.

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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.”