Phase four of Carrville flood protection


A fourth phase of flood protection work gets underway in a Durham City suburb next week.

Northumbrian Water will begin construction on a £100,000 sewer upgrade in the Kinley Road area of Carrville on Monday November 7 2011, to protect seven homes on this road from flooding. The work is expected to take a fortnight to complete.

This is the latest investment from the water company to protect homes in Belmont and Carrville from flooding, with £4.3 million spent since 2009 to reduce the risk to more than 170 homes in the area.

The latest phase of work will involve tunnelling a new sewer pipeline under the A690 using trenchless technology, from the junction of Kinley Road and Filby Drive, to the grounds of the Belmont Park & Ride site.

Ashley Ferguson, project manager for the scheme, said: “We’ve designed the scheme to minimise disruption as much as we can. After excavation work has taken place, we will be able to pull the pipeline under the A690 in one operation. This has been scheduled for Sunday November 13 2011 and we expect the work to take a full day.”

It will be necessary to close Kinley Road at the junction of Filby Drive for the duration of this work. Access to Filby Drive will be via Wantage Road. The A690 at Carrville and Belmont Park & Ride site will not be affected by the work.

Regular updates on how the work in Belmont and Carrville is progressing and up to the minute traffic management information can be found at

Construction traffic will need access to the working areas and the main site compound, in the grassed area off Wantage Road. A smaller compound will also be set up in the grounds of Belmont Park and Ride.

Residents in the affected areas will receive detailed information about the work in writing.

Customers who require further advice or have any special requirements should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to

The work is not connected in any way to the water company’s current £900,000 upgrade of Belmont sewage treatment works, off the A690 at Carrville, signposted Maureen Terrace.

It is unusual for anyone from the water company to require access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in the Carrville 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. They should ring the company’s customer centre to confirm the caller’s identity.

For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.

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