14 , 2016
Knoll roads fully re-open as flood prevention work is completed
month-long closure of the main road through Brent Knoll has been
lifted this week with the completion of the first stage of a major
new flood prevention project.
Street was shut for four weeks while the work went ahead by Axe
Brue Drainage Board contractors.
"This essential flood relief scheme will reduce the risk
of flooding to properties and roads in the area," a spokesman
project has delivered 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.
Brue Drainage Board says the work will prevent 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 January
scheme is joint funded by the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium,
Somerset County Council, Wessex Water and Brent Knoll Parish Council.