Work to reduce Westerhope flooding


Work will soon be underway to reduce the risk of flooding in an area of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Northumbrian Water is to invest £215,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in Westerhope.

The two-month improvement scheme will begin on Monday, July 8 2013 and reduce the risk of flooding to two properties on Stamfordham Road.

Work will involve installing 60 metres of new sewer pipe along Stamfordham Road, from the Orion Bingo Hall to the roundabout with Newbiggin Lane.

Graham Watson, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “We appreciate how distressing flooding is and so reducing this risk is one of Northumbrian Water’s top priorities.

“We have carefully planned the work with Newcastle City Council to keep disruption to a minimum, which has included timing the majority of the work in the school holidays.”

Four way traffic lights will be in place between Monday July 8 2013 and Friday August 30 2013 at the mini roundabout at the junction of Stamfordham Road and Newbiggin Lane.

During the course of the essential work construction traffic will need access to the area where the work is being carried out, and the site compound, located in the grass verge adjacent to 412 Stamfordham Road.

Customers who require further advice should call Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to

It is unlikely that anyone from the water company will need to gain access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in Westerhope. Customers are advised to remain vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the water company.

For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.

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