Northumbrian Water is investing £450,000 in improvements to the sewer network in Gateshead, reducing the risk of flooding and pollution.
Work will start on Monday 19 March in Brandling Street, Oakwell Gate and Cannon Street, upgrading 400m of sewer.
The project will take approximately 14 weeks to complete and traffic management will be in place during this period.
Andy McLaren, Asset Investment Programme Manager, said: "We′ve been liaising closely with Gateshead Council and businesses in the area, to keep them informed of our plans and will continue to work to minimise disruption in the area.
"The traffic management will be manned, rather than automated, during rush hour periods to minimise any effects and we have agreed seven-day working to enable us to complete the upgrades as quickly as possible."
The project will be carried out by Northumbrian Water′s partner, Esh-MWH.
Customers who have any queries about the project can contact Northumbrian Water′s Customer Contact Centre on 0345 717 1100 or Tweet @nwater_care.
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Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.
In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK′s most trusted water company by its customers. 2017 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world′s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year and Utility of the Year at the Utility Week Awards, for the second time in four years.
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