Stockton sewer upgrade


A five month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Norton will begin next week.

Northumbrian Water has announced it is investing £875,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in the Ashton Road area.

The improvement scheme, beginning on Monday, March 11 2013, will involve installing 635 metres of sewer pipe on Ashton Road and will reduce the risk of flooding to eight properties.

Danny Coyne, 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 the risk.

“Construction traffic will need access to the area where improvement work is being carried out and to our site compound. Some temporary traffic management is necessary. Everything will be done to reduce the 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
Numbers 88 to 138 Ashton Road
(note – access to Fincham Close will always be maintained)
Rolling road closure From Monday 11 March 2013 to Friday 26 July 2013
Toddington Drive at Ashton Road junction to number 5 Toddington Drive
(note – access to Kempston Way will always be maintained)
Road closure From Monday 25 March 2013 to Friday 3 May 2013

Residents in the affected areas 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 They can also follow the company on Twitter @nwater_care and @NorthumbrianH20.

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 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 information contact Philippa Clark, communications advisor, on 0191 301 5538 or email

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