closure of main road through Brent Knoll begins
month-long closure of the main road through Brent Knoll comes
into force this week during the latest stage of a major new flood
Street is closed from 18th January for up to four weeks, from
the western junction with Church Lane to a point just east of
Bodys Lane, near to the Methodist church.
"It is inevitable that disruption will be felt within the
village, but we hope that the community recognises the need for
this essential flood relief scheme, which will reduce the risk
of flooding to properties and roads in the area," a spokesman
on the new flood prevention scheme started in the village at the
beginning of January and diversions for motorists are now in force.
Brue Drainage Board contractors are carrying out the work, which
is aimed at preventing flooding of property and roads in Brent
Knoll, which has occured on a number of occasions, notably in
late 1999 and more recently in November 2012 and in January 2013.
scheme is joint funded by the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium,
Somerset County Council, Wessex Water and Brent Knoll Parish Council
and will provide a new culvert under Brent Street to take excess
water flows away from Church Lane and divert it to the south toward
the Applewithy Rhyne.