Flooding alleviation scheme for Gosforth homes


Essential work to help protect several homes in Gosforth from flooding is to begin on Monday, January 6.

Northumbrian Water is investing £830,000 to upgrade the sewer network in The Grove and Moor Road North. The work, which is being carried out by contractor Seymour Civil Engineering, is expected to take about five months to complete.

It will be necessary to close some roads during the course of the work. This will include full road closures on The Grove, Moor Road North and at the junction with Moor Road South. Those properties directly affected will be notified about access and parking issues in advance.

Construction traffic will need to access all working areas and the temporary site compound, which will be located in The Grove between the Newcastle School for Boys and Grove House.

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 are working closely with Newcastle City Council to reduce the impact of the work and will do our best to minimise any inconvenience to customers.”

Nobody from Northumbrian Water or Seymour Civil Engineering will require access to homes in the area 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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