An essential flood protection scheme is to begin in Cramlington next week.
Northumbrian Water is to invest £190,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in the Warenford Close area of the town.
The two-month scheme, which will begin on Monday January 14 2013, will involve installing 240 metres of new sewer pipe along Warenford Close and down the cycle track towards the Bay Horse Inn public house.
Chris Bond, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “We appreciate that flooding is distressing for customers and reducing the risk is one of Northumbrian Water’s main priorities.
“As with all essential work, some temporary traffic management is necessary, but we hope customers will bear with us while we are working in the area. Customers should be reassured that we are doing all we can to keep disruption to a minimum.”
It will be necessary to close part of Warenford Close between Wednesday February 13 2013 and Wednesday February 27 2013. A signed diversion will be in place.
The footpath and cycle track next to Warenford Close will also be closed in sections, starting at the Bay Horse Inn and moving towards Warenford Close, between Wednesday January 16 2013 and Tuesday February 12 2013.
Construction traffic will need access to the areas where the work is being carried out, and the site compound, located within the Bay Horse Inn car park.
Residents in the affected area 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.nwl.co.uk.
It is unusual for anyone from Northumbrian Water to require access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out and customers should be vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the water company.
For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.