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Goole flood alleviation work moves above ground

Completion of a 2km cut-off wall near Goole in East Yorkshire has cleared the way for main contractor Jackson Civil Engineering to start work on constructing a bund for the £3.3M Rawcliffe Bridge flood alleviation scheme.

The new Environment Agency-funded scheme will protect 25,000 homes in Goole from flood risk from the River Don and Aire & Calder Canal by 2015.

Construction of the cut-off wall was carried out by Bachy Soletanche using trench-mix applied soil mixing techniques with an 70/30 GGBS slag to cement mix. The 2km long trench is 3m wide and 6.5m deep and will be topped by an engineered earth bund, which Jackson is now working on constructing.

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