Fawdon flood work


Northumbrian Water is soon to begin work on the sewer network in Fawdon.

The £200,000 scheme, which will reduce the likelihood of flooding to two properties on Willowfield Avenue, is to begin on Thursday 25 July 2013 and will take up to eight weeks to complete.

The project will involve renewing 80 metres of sewer pipe along Willowfield Avenue. This new pipe will be larger in diameter than the existing sewer.

It will be necessary to have a rolling road closure in place on Willowfield Avenue, between the junctions with Edgefield Avenue and Fallowfield Avenue, from Monday 29 July to Friday 20 September.

A lane closure, controlled by two-way traffic lights, will also be in place on Edgefield Avenue, at the junction of Willowfield Avenue, from Monday 29 July to Tuesday 6 August. Dates are subject to change depending on the progress of the work.

The bus stop on Edgefield Avenue will need to be temporarily relocated (but will remain on Edgefield Avenue) while the water company work in this street.

Residents may be asked to make alternative parking arrangements and access to driveways may be restricted. If you are going to be affected by these restrictions the contractor carrying out this work on behalf of Northumbrian Water, Owen Pugh GDC, will put a card through your door to notify you beforehand.

Construction traffic will need access to working areas and to a site compound, which will be located in land adjacent to Edgefield Avenue, via Fallowfield Avenue.

Northumbrian Water previously completed work to upgrade the sewer network in 2009. Following flooding events, since this date, it has been identified that additional capacity is required within the sewer serving Willowfield Avenue to further reduce the risk of flooding to properties.

If you require any further information or advice contact Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100.

For further information contact Cara Charlton on 0191 301 6720.

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