A £350,000 scheme to protect homes in North Shields from flooding will get under way next week.
Northumbrian Water will begin work to improve the sewerage network in the Lansdowne Terrace West area of the town on Monday, September 2, that will protect 13 homes in Lansdowne Terrace West and Fern Road that have previously flooded.
The two-month scheme will involve increasing the size of 120 metres of sewer pipe in the road.
Sean Barry, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Reducing the risk of flooding is one of our top priorities and we are spending £150m between 2010 and 2015 to tackle this issue.
“The announcement that we are about to start work in an area of North Shields will be a welcome relief to the residents of Lansdowne Terrace West and Fern Road.
“We will do everything we can to complete the job as quickly as possible.”
It will be necessary to close sections of road at Lansdowne Terrace West while the work is being carried out.
Residents living nearby will receive detailed information in writing before the work begins.