Work has started on a new multimillion-pound pumping station to reduce the risk of flooding to 1,000 homes in East Hull.
It's part of a £28.5m project to reduce the flood risk along the Holderness Drain.
The pumping station is being built built at the southern end of the drain where it meets the Humber in Marfleet.
Andrew Barron, from the Environment Agency, said: “It is great news this scheme is coming to fruition.
"Hull and the surrounding area is very low-lying and this pumping station is vital to keep water moving into the Humber estuary."
Matt Armitage, from Highways England, which contributed £5m to the scheme, said: “When complete, it will protect homes and roads from flooding.
"It will also reduce the need for local traffic to be diverted onto the A63, minimising future disruption along this key Hull route.”