£3.6 million flood protection works

River Haven
River Haven

A £3.6 million project of works is being carried out on the River Haven in Boston to help protect homes from flood risk.

The Environment Agency has been carrying out the work on the river between Pulvertoft Lane and St Ann’s Lane.

The work – to be finished by the spring – will see a new ‘sheet pile’ wall built to support the side of the river.

This is the second phase of works along the Haven and follow repairs to other sections of the riverside walls earlier this year.

Adrian Clack, asset performance team leader, said: “This will ensure flood risk continues to be reduced for people in the area for years to come.

“We have been talking to property owners and businesses in the area and will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum while we carry out this vital project.

“However, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience they may cause and hope people will understand why it is important that we carry them out.”

A site compound has been set up on St Ann’s Lane, off High Street, and the affected area of river bank has been fenced off. The work is being carried out from a working platform that can be floated into position.

River users will be able to pass the in-channel plant throughout the works and regular notice will be given to mariners to notify them of what activities are happening and where.

For more information about the work contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188.