Essential work to help protect homes in Prudhoe from flooding is to begin on Monday, February 24.
Northumbrian Water is investing £825,000 to upgrade the sewer network in Broomhouse Road, Bradley Road and Adderlane Road. The work, which is being carried out by contractor Seymour Civil Engineering, is expected to take about 18 weeks to complete.
The scheme involves the construction of a storm water storage pipe in land at the old community centre on Broomhouse Road, installing 550 metres of new sewer along sections of Broomhouse Road, Adderlane Road and Bradley Road and installing 180 metres of new sewer through the wooded area in Cockshot Dene.
It will be necessary to have some traffic management in place during the course of the work. This will include rolling road closures on:
• Adderlane Road, between the junctions with Bradley Road and Broomhouse Road, from Thursday, March 13 to Friday, March 28.
• Bradley Road, to the junction with Adderlane Road, from Thursday, March 27 to Thursday, April 24.
• Broomhouse Road, between the junctions with Eastwoods Road and Adderlane Road, from Tuesday, April 29 to Friday, May 30.
Construction traffic will need to access all working areas and a temporary site compound, which will be located on land at the old community centre in Broomhouse Road.
Those properties directly affected by the traffic restrictions will be notified about access and parking issues in advance.
Northumbrian Water is investing £150m between 2010 and 2015 to help protect areas throughout the region that are prone to flooding.
Tom Rathmell, the company’s project manager for the Prudhoe scheme, said: “We fully understand the devastation and misery 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 Northumberland County Council to reduce the impact of the work and will do our best to minimise any inconvenience.”
Nobody from Northumbrian Water or Seymour Civil Engineering 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