Northumbrian Water is investing £350,000 to upgrade the sewer network in Leamside, near Durham.
The scheme will see 200m of new sewer pipe installed along sections of Pit House Lane, as well as 200m of new sewer pipe on land north of Jellicoe Terrace.
The work, which is being carried out by contractor Lumsden and Carroll, is expected to take about two months to complete
Temporary traffic lights will be in use on Pit House Lane from Monday, February 3 until Friday, March 21.
Northumbrian Water is investing £150m between 2010 and 2015 to help protect areas throughout the region that are prone to flooding.
Dave Groark, the company’s project manager for the Leamside scheme, said: “We appreciate the upset and devastation that flooding can cause, that is why reducing the risk to customers’ homes and businesses 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 Durham County Council to reduce the impact of the work and will do our best to minimise any inconvenience.”
Nobody from Northumbrian Water or Lumsden and Carroll 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 www.nwl.co.uk.
For more information contact Mike Chipchase on 0191 301 6720.