Flood defence work will help borough homes

Essential work to help protect homes from flooding in an area of North Tyneside began on Monday.

Northumbrian Water is investing £77,000 to install 105 metres of new sewer pipes in Sherwood and Murton Lane.

The work is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.

The sewer upgrade, which is being carried out by Owen Pugh GDC Limited, will reduce the risk of internal flooding at two homes in Sherwood.

Some traffic management will be necessary at various times throughout the scheme, including road closures and temporary traffic lights in Sherwood and Murton Lane. All households affected will be notified before the temporary measures are put in place.

Construction traffic will need to access the areas where the work is being carried out, as well as the temporary site in the Robin Hood Inn car park on Murton Lane.

Peter Greenan, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Reducing the risk of flooding 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.”