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Work to prevent flooding.

ESSENTIAL work to help protect homes from flooding is to begin on Monday. Northumbrian Water is leading the PS400,000 scheme to upgrade the sewer network in Cloister Avenue, Fenwick Avenue and Capulet Grove, in South Shields.

The work, being carried out by contractor Lumsden and Carroll, is expected to take about 11 weeks to complete.

It will be necessary to close some roads during the course of the project. This will include a lane closure with two-way traf-fic lights along Fenwick Avenue for the full duration of the scheme. Cloister Avenue will be closed between the junctions with Fenwick Avenue and Capulet Grove from February 10 until March 10, and Capulet Grove will be closed to traffic at the junction with Cloister Avenue between March 3 and March 21.

Paul Davison, Northumbrian Water's project manager, 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.

"We are working closely with South Tyneside Council to reduce the impact of the work."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 3, 2014
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