Reducing flood risk in Cullercoats

27.06.2012

More than half a million pounds is being invested to reduce the risk of flooding in North Tyneside.

Northumbrian Water is to start work on a three-month scheme in Cullercoats on Monday July 2 2012.

The work will involve upsizing 380 metres of sewer pipe to increase the capacity of the sewer network in the Links Road, Sandhurst Avenue and Wansbeck Avenue areas.

Graeme Ridley, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “We appreciate that flooding is distressing for customers and reducing the risk is one of our top priorities.

“This scheme will offer some future protection from flooding so we hope customers will bear with us while we carry out this essential upgrade.”

It will be necessary for sections of Links Road, Sandhurst Avenue and Wansbeck Avenue to be closed as the work progresses, as below:

Location Traffic management Dates
Links Road
section between Links Road and
Sandhurst Avenue
Road closure Monday July 9 2012 to
Friday August 31 2012
Wansbeck Avenue
section between Seacombe Avenue and
Sandhurst Avenue
Road closure Monday August 6 2012 to
Friday August 31 2012
Sandhurst Avenue
section between Links Road and
Wansbeck Avenue
Road closure Monday August 20 2012 to
Friday September 21 2012
Links Road
section between Sandhurst Avenue and
Mast Lane
Road closure Monday August 20 2012 to
Friday September 28 2012

Construction traffic will need access to the roads where the work is being carried out, and the site compound, located in a playing field opposite the junction of Wansbeck Avenue and Links Avenue.

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

Everything will be done, through careful planning with North Tyneside Council, to keep any disruption to a minimum. Customers who require further advice or have require assistance should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.

It is very unlikely that anyone from the water company will need to gain access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in Cullercoats. Customers should be vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the “water board” and if in doubt, should not let anyone into their home.

For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.

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