An essential flood protection scheme starts in Gateshead next week.
Northumbrian Water is spending £1.4 million upgrading the sewerage network in Dunston.
The five-month scheme, which will begin on Monday July 29 2013, will involve installing 850 metres of new sewer pipe around the Ravensworth Road area.
Danny Coyne, project manager for the scheme, said: “This is just one of dozens of improvement schemes we will be carrying out throughout the region, over the next couple of years, to upgrade our vast sewerage network and protect homes from flooding.
“We will make every effort to complete the job as quickly as possible. Although we appreciate there will be disruption in the short term, we hope customers will welcome the benefits and protection the scheme brings.”
It will be necessary to have traffic management in place during the course of this essential work. Road closures will be in place during the work on Ravensworth Road, Railway Street, Wellington Road, Renford Street, Seymour Street and Victoria Street. Customers living on these streets have received information about the work in writing.
Construction traffic will need access to the area where improvement work is being carried out and to the site compound, which is to be located on the former Cheviot Green site.
Customers who require further information should call Northumbrian Water’s customer centre on 0845 717 1100 or visit www.nwl.co.uk.
Northumbrian Water will not need to gain access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in Gateshead and residents should be vigilant of bogus callers posing as officials from the water company.
For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.