Investment floods in


Work to reduce the risk of flooding to homes in Hartlepool is to begin next week.

Seven properties on Lancaster Road and Amberton Road will benefit from the £650,000 Northumbrian Water scheme.

The work, which will begin on Monday November 21 2011 and take up to five months to complete, will involve installing new sewer pipe, increasing the diameter of existing pipe and constructing a storm water storage tank.

Northumbrian Water’s project manager, Paul Davison, said: "Schemes such as this one demonstrate our commitment to tackling sewer flooding.

"We will install 230 metres of new sewer pipe along sections of Powlett Road, Lancaster Road and Lancaster Road North and 70 metres of pipe, along sections of Amberton Road and Powlett Road, will be increased in diameter. A storm water storage tank, which will hold up to 230,000 litres of water, will be constructed in land off Lancaster Road North.

"It is inevitable that work of this nature will cause disruption, but we would like to reassure residents and commuters that we will do all we can to minimise inconvenience."

It will be necessary for the water company to have traffic management in place during the course of the work. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

Location Traffic management Date
Lancaster Road – between the junction of Powlett Road and Amberton Road Road closure Monday 28 November to Wednesday 14 December 2011
Amberton Road – between numbers 2 and 12 Road closure Thursday 15 December to Wednesday 21 December 2011
Lancaster Road North, at the junction with Viscount Close Lane closure Tuesday 3 January to Friday 20 January 2012
Powlett Road (A179) Road closure Monday 13 February to Friday 30 March 2012

The above dates are provisional and subject to change.

Northumbrian Water is advising residents to be vigilant about anyone requesting access into their home. Representatives from the utility and their contractor, JN Bentley Limited, will not require access into peoples’ houses but may need access to manholes in private land.

Anyone with any queries or special needs should call Northumbrian Water’s customer centre on 0845 717 1100.

For further information, contact Cara Hall on 0191 301 6720.

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