Water company Northumbrian Water is due to start work on a £550,000 flood protection scheme in order to reduce the risk of flooding to some properties.
The work will begin at the end of July in Blackhall and continue for the next four months until the 28th November. The work will involve constructing a new sewer pipe along the roads between Blackhall and Hartlepool. It is anticipated that there will be delays for drivers travelling along the route, but there will be traffic management in place whilst the scheme is under development.
A spokesperson for Northumbrian Water said that the new development will be carried out by a company named ESH Construction. She went on to say:
“The work will be to reduce the risk of flooding to three properties in the Blackhall area. We are spending £550,000 on the scheme. We would encourage people, if they need special assistance, to contact us and let us know. There will also be construction traffic accessing the site.”
The work commences as Northumbrian Water has invited bidders to take part in a £135 million scheme for sewerage repairs.