Tanked up for storms


A second phase of work, which will tackle highway flooding in a Northumberland town, will begin next week.

Northumbrian Water is investing £409,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in Prudhoe.

The improvement scheme which began in March is being carried out in two phases.

The first phase, which will reduce the risk of internal flooding to two properties on Rolley Way, is now complete.

Work to resolve highway flooding, and external flooding to properties on Castlefields Drive, will begin on Monday June 6 2011 and will be finished by mid-September.

David Groark, Northumbrian Water’s project manager, said: “The first phase of work, which progressed well, involved installing seventy metres of sewer pipe along a section of Castlefields Drive.

“The next stage will involve installing new storage pipes in land between Adderlane County First School and Rolley Way. These storage facilities will hold up to 200,000 litres of wastewater.

“Sections of new sewer pipe will also be laid in the grounds of Adderlane County First School, Rolley Way and Castlefields Drive. To ensure we reduce inconvenience, work in the school grounds will be carried out between late July and the end of August.”

It will be necessary to have traffic management in place. All dates are provisional.

Location Traffic management Date
Castlefields Drive Road closure adjacent to number 16 13 - 27 June 2011
Rolley Way Road closure between Castlefields Drive and 37 Rolley Way 13 June - 8 July 2011
Rolley Way Footpath closure between Rolley Way and Broomhill Road 6 June - 16 September 2011

Construction traffic will need access to areas where improvement work is being carried out and to the site compound, located in land off Rolley Way adjacent to Adderlane County First School.

Residents are being reassured that everything will be done, through careful planning with Northumberland County Council, to keep disruption to a minimum.

Customers who require further advice and information, or have any special needs should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100.

For further information contact Alistair Baker on 0191 301 6851.

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