Flood risk reduced


Property and highway flooding is to be tackled in a Northumberland town.

Northumbrian Water is investing £350,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in Prudhoe.

The improvement scheme will begin on Monday March 7 2011 and take up to six months to complete.

Work will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will take up to five weeks to complete and the second phase, which the water company hopes to begin in mid-June, will take up to three months to complete. This will reduce the risk of internal flooding to two properties on Rolley Way and will help to resolve highway flooding and external flooding to properties on Castlefields Drive.

David Groark, Northumbrian Water’s project manager, said: "The first phase of work will involve installing seventy metres of sewer pipe along a section of Castlefields Drive. From June to September work will involve installing new storage sewer pipes in land between Adderlane County First School and Rolley Way and installing a new section of pipe in land on the corner of Castlefields Drive and Rolley Way."

During the course of the first phase it will be necessary to have traffic management in place.

All dates are provisional and subject to change.

Location Traffic management Dates
Castlefields Drive Road closure between the junction with Rolley Way and 26 Castlefields Drive Monday March 7 2011 to Tuesday April 5 2011

A diversion will be in place and clearly signposted. Northumbrian Water is working closely with Go North East.

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.

Northumbrian Water will write to residents, nearer the time, to give further details about the second phase of work.

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 Cara Hall on 0191 301 6720.

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