£250,000 sewer upgrade in Gosforth


Essential work to help protect three properties in Gosforth from flooding is to begin on Monday, September 30.

Northumbrian Water is investing £250,000 to install 128 metres of new sewer pipe and two water storage tanks in Hauxley Drive and Ingoe Avenue. The work, which is being carried out by contractor Owen Pugh, is expected to take up to 15 weeks to complete.

Some traffic management will be necessary at times, with a rolling road closure along Hauxley Drive and Ingoe Avenue. However, residents will have access during the morning and evening for the duration of the works and those affected will be notified in advance.

Beatrice Brindley, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Reducing the risk of flooding is one of our top priorities.

“Although we appreciate there will be some disruption in the short term, we hope customers will welcome the benefits and protection the scheme brings. We will do our best to minimise any inconvenience.”

Nobody from Northumbrian Water or Owen Pugh will require access to customers’ homes while the work is being carried out.

Anyone who requires further advice or has any special requirements should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.

For more information contact Mike Chipchase on 0191 301 6720.

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