WORK to replace hundreds of metres of sewer pipe in Blyth will start next week.
Northumbrian Water is spending £130,000 to renew 390 metres of sewer along the grass verge adjacent to Albion Way.
The scheme, which will be carried out by contractor Owen Pugh GDC Ltd, will begin on Monday, January 28, and is expected to last ten weeks.
Peter Trees, the water company’s project manager, said: “The existing sewer is prone to leaking and this essential work, which will involve installing sections of new pipe between the Malvins Road and Priory Grange junctions, will help to resolve this issue.
“To enable us to carry out this essential work, it will be necessary to have temporary traffic management in place, at certain times, on Albion Way, Ingram Drive and Whithorn Court.
“Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
“I would like to assure residents and commuters that we will do our best to complete the work as quickly as we can.”
Construction traffic will need access to the areas where the work is being carried out, and to the utility’s site compound, which will be located in land between Albion Way and Ingram Drive.
Customers who require further advice or have any special requirements should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.
It is unusual for anyone from Northumbrian Water to require access into homes while work of this nature is being carried out and customers should be vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the water company.