South Shields homes to benefit from £400,000 sewer upgrade


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

Northumbrian Water is investing £400,000 to upgrade the sewer network in Cloister Avenue, Fenwick Avenue and Capulet Grove. The work, which is being carried out by contractor Lumsden and Carroll, is expected to take about 11 weeks to complete.

It will be necessary to close some roads during the course of the work. This will include a lane closure with two-way traffic lights along Fenwick Avenue for the full duration of the scheme.

Cloister Avenue will be closed between the junctions with Fenwick Avenue and Capulet Grove from Monday, February 10 until Friday, March 10, and Capulet Grove will be closed to traffic at the junction with Cloister Avenue between Monday, March 3 and Friday, March 21. Those properties directly affected will be notified about access and parking issues in advance.

Construction traffic will need to access all working areas and a temporary site compound, which will be located off Hartford Road.

Paul Davison, 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 South Tyneside Council to reduce the impact of the work and will do our best to minimise any inconvenience to customers.”

Nobody from Northumbrian Water or its contractors will need 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

For more information contact Mike Chipchase on 0191 301 6720.

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