Fighting flooding


A three month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Middlesbrough will begin on Monday 6 February 2012.

Northumbrian Water has announced it is investing £190,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in the Stokesley area. The improvement scheme will involve installing a total of 85 metres of new sewer pipe along The Stripe.

Ian Cunliffe, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Flooding is extremely distressing to customers and something we invest millions of pounds on every year to help reduce risk.

“As with all essential work, some temporary traffic management is necessary. Everything will be done to reduce impact on residents and we appreciate their patience while we are working in this area.”
All traffic management dates are provisional and subject to change.

Location Traffic management Dates
The Stripe Road closure  From Monday 6 February until Friday 20 April 2012

Construction traffic will need access to the site where improvement work is being carried out and to the site compound, located in the recreation field at the junction of North Road and Sowerby Crescent.

Residents in the affected area will receive information about the work. Customers who require further advice or have any special needs should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to

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 Stokesley 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 and instead should call the customer centre on 0845 717 1100 to confirm the caller’s identity.

For media enquiries contact Philippa Clark, communications advisor, on 0191 301 5538 or email

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