Market Weighton flood defence scheme under way
A multi-million pound scheme to improve flood defences in an East Yorkshire town has begun.
The Environment Agency said the £3m project would reinforce safety at Mill Beck, upstream of Market Weighton town centre, protecting properties.
The beck flows into the town through an area known as Monkey Run where a disused railway embankment helps contain water after heavy rain.
Agency officials said the project would help ensure the embankment's stability.
A new concrete spillway is being built to convey water from behind the embankment, returning it in a controlled flow to the beck further downstream.
The work is expected to take seven months to complete.