Work on a £300,000 upgrade to the sewer system in Bowburn, County Durham, is expected to start on Monday the 1st of November.

The work which will provide flood protection for houses on Runcie Road and will mean the adjacent footpath will be closed for the period of the works. The works are expected to take three months to complete and traffic signage will be in place at Bowburn South Industrial Estate.

The project manager for the scheme, Ian Cunliffe stated:

“Reducing the risk of flooding is one of Northumbrian Water’s top priorities.

“This improvement work, which will involve constructing 245 metres of new sewer pipe at Bowburn South Industrial Estate, will increase the capacity of the network and provide the residents of Runcie Road with some protection for the future.”

There will be a two week break in works during the Christmas period to avoid traffic disruption in the area. Work will not require access to customer’s homes, so it is hoped that disruption caused will be at a minimum during the works. Construction traffic is going to be using a site compound at Bowburn South Industrial estate.

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