Work is due to start on Monday, July 16, on replacing the sewer that leads from Guisborough Road to York Road. A road diversion will be put in place from July 23, timed to coincide with the start of the school holidays.
The work will be carried out by Northumbrian Water′s partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley.
Michelle Sell, Northumbrian Water′s Project Manager, said: "Protecting the environment and reducing the risk of flooding are two of Northumbrian Water′s key priorities.
"This 20-week project will ensure the resilience of the sewer network for future generations and also reduce the risk of flooding in the area during times of heavy rainfall.
"We′ve carried out consultation with customers in the area, who have understood the need to carry out this work and have been supportive of what we are doing, and we will continue to keep them informed as we progress, including details of single lane or full road closures as and when they are required.
"Our online portal, at www.nwlcommunityportal.co.uk, will also be regularly updated so that people can check on the latest from the project at any time by visiting the ‘Guisborough Road′ page."
Customers can also contact Northumbrian Water to discuss the project, by telephoning 03457171100, or they can Tweet @nwater_care.
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Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.
In 2017 Northumbrian Water was named Utility of the Year at the Utility Week Awards, for the second time in four years. The company has followed this up in 2018 by winning the UK Excellence Award at the British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Awards, and Water Company of the Year at the Water Industry Achievement Awards. Northumbrian Water also received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development for a second time in 2014, which is accredited for five years. This recognises the company as a business which benefits the environment, society and the economy.
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