Haltwhistle sewer upgrade


A three month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding will begin next week.

Northumbrian Water has announced it is investing £300,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in the Haltwhistle area.

The improvement scheme will begin on Monday, February 14, 2011. The work will involve upsizing a total of 135 metres of sewer pipe and will reduce the risk of flooding to four properties on Park Avenue and Park Road.

Danny Coyne, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “We appreciate the distress that flooding causes customers. Over the next five years we intend to invest more than £120million to reduce this risk.

During the course of the essential work it will be necessary to have traffic management in place. All dates are provisional and subject to change.

Location Traffic management Dates
Park Road Lane closure and temporary traffic lights in place From Monday 31 January to
Friday 25 March 2011
Park Avenue Road closure at junction with Park Road From Monday 21 February to
Sunday 6 March 2011

Construction traffic will need access to the site where improvement work is being carried out and to the site compound, at the derelict land off Parklands.

Residents in the affected areas will receive information about the work. Everything will be done to keep any disruption to a minimum. Customers who require further advice or have any special needs should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.

It is very unlikely that anyone from Northumbrian Water will need to gain access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in the Haltwhistle area. If customers are in any doubt of a caller claiming to be from the water company, they should not let them into their home but instead call the company’s customer centre on 0845 717 1100 to confirm the caller’s identity.

For more information contact Philippa Clark, communications advisor, on 0191 301 5538 or email philippa.clark@nwl.co.uk.

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