Essential improvement work in Redcar is to begin next week.
Northumbrian Water is to replace a 50 metre stretch of water main that runs along Kirkleatham Lane that has become prone to leaks over recent months.
The £290,000, ten-week project starts on Monday September 30 2013.
Project manager for the scheme, Gareth Anderson, said: "It is essential that we replace the existing water main as it is not as reliable as it used to be.
"The work will reduce the likelihood of leakage and maintain excellent water quality for future generations.
"Customers should be reassured that we are doing everything we can to reduce disruption and complete the job as quickly as possible."
It will be necessary to have a lane closure in operation northbound on Kirkleatham Lane for the duration of the work. A road closure will also be in place on the residential road from 140 Kirkleatham Lane to the junction with Staintondale Avenue.
Staintondale Avenue will be closed at the junction with Kirkleatham Lane and a diversion will be in place via Staithes Road and Broadway East.
Bus route 64, operated by Arriva, will be diverted during the junction closure on Staintondale Avenue. The bus stops on Kirkleatham Lane will remain open during the work but the service will run from Kirkleatham Lane direct to the Broadway during this period.
The work has been timed to coincide with a school half term holiday to minimise inconvenience to nearby Redcar Community College as much as possible.
Traffic associated with the improvement work will need access to the working areas and to the site compound, located next to the pumping station on Kirkleatham Lane.
It is very unlikely that anyone from Northumbrian Water, or its contractor Seymour (Civil Engineering Contractors) Limited, will require access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out. Customers should be vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the water company.
For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.