Sewer work due to be launched

A £1.4m scheme to combat sewer flooding is set to get under way.

Northumbrian Water will be upgrading the sewerage network in Peterlee in a scheme that is set to start on Monday, June 11.

The work includes installing more than 1,800ft of new sewer pipe and two underground storm water storage tanks.

The work will be carried out in the Fulwell Road, Manor Way, Eastdene Way and Chilton Garth areas of the town.

Eastdene Way will be closed from June 18 to August 28, with Fulwell Road being closed from August 10 to September 7.

Fulwell Road will have three-way temporary traffic lights installed from July 23 to October 5, while Manor Way will have two and three-way temporary traffic lights from July 10 to August 20.

Bosses say that footpaths on the affected roads will also be closed on various dates during the work.

Ian Cunliffe, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Flooding is extremely distressing to customers and something we invest millions of pounds on every year to help reduce risks.

“As with all essential work, some temporary traffic management is necessary.

“Everything will be done to reduce impact on the residents and we appreciate their patience while we are working in this area.”

Residents of Peterlee can find out more about the work and raise any concerns, at a customer information session on Wednesday, May 30, at Peterlee Methodist Church Hall, in Bede Way, between 3pm and 7pm.

Residents in the affected area will receive information about the work.