Homes on Teesside are to benefit from a £3 million flood protection scheme.
Northumbrian Water will start work on a ten month scheme in the Teesville area on Monday July 23 2012, to protect 49 properties in the area from flooding.
Residents of Teesville are invited to drop-in and find out more about the work at a customer information session being held on Thursday July 5 between 3.30pm and 7.00pm at Gillbrook Academy, Normanby Road, South Bank, Middlesbrough, TS6 9AG.
Graham Watson, project manager for the scheme, said: “The work will involve laying 1.3 kilometres of larger sewer pipe across Normanby Road, and along Sycamore Crescent, The Avenue, Lilac Road, Lime Road, Lime Crescent and Laburnum Road.
“We will also be building an underground storage tank in the school field at Gillbrook Academy that can hold up to 4.5 million litres of storm water in times of heavy rainfall.
“As with any essential work, some disruption is inevitable, but we hope that the residents of Teesville will welcome the scheme and the protection it offers, and bear with us while work is being carried out.”
Traffic management will be in place during the course of this essential work. A lane closure with temporary traffic lights will be in place on Normanby Road between July 2012 and September 2012. Sections of road will be closed between July 2012 and May 2013 along Sycamore Crescent, The Avenue, Lilac Road, Lime Road, Lime Crescent and Laburnum Road.
Up to the minute traffic management information can be found at www.teesvilleflooding.co.uk from the scheme start date of July 23.
Construction traffic will need access to the areas where the work is being carried out, and to the site compound, in the school field at Gillbrook Academy.
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 www.teesvilleflooding.co.uk.
It is unusual for anyone from the water company to require access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in Teesville. 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.