A sewer improvement scheme has just got underway in Haltwhistle to prevent sewer flooding in the area.
Northumbrian Water started the scheme on the 14th of February, which will see them replace over 135 metres of sewer pipe in the Park Avenue and Park Road area of the town.
The work will cost the water company in excess of £300,000 and should stop homes being flooded.
Northumbrian water project manager Danny Coyne stated:
“We appreciate the distress that flooding causes customers. Over the next five years we intend to invest more than £120million to reduce this risk.”
Traffic management is currently in place on the affected roads, with temporary traffic lights in operation on Park Road. It’s hoped all the works will be finished by the end of March, but until then construction traffic will need access to the site and the storage compound on derelict land near Parklands.
Local residents have received information about the works taking place and Northumbrian Water have stated that everything will be done to keep disruption to a minimum while drain maintenance engineers carry out the required improvements.