FLOOD-prevention work on a three at-risk roads in South Tyneside will get under way next week.
Northumbrian Water is to install larger sewer pipes in Stanhope Road, Alnwick Road and Stoddart Street, South Shields, to help prevent flooding in extreme weather conditions.
Residents on the roads have been notified that the £155,000 project, which is expected to last for a month, will start on Monday.
Northumbrian Water has identified the three roads as being at particular risk of flooding.
Water bosses are warning that temporary traffic lights and road closures will be in place while the new pipes are laid.
The scheme is part of an ongoing effort by Northumbrian Water to protect areas which are at risk when torrential rain falls in the borough.
The work is being carried out on Northumbrian Water’s behalf by Lumsden and Carroll Civil Engineering.
Lynn Preston, project manager for Northumbrian Water, said: “Work will start on Monday in Stanhope Road, Alnwick Road and Stoddart Street.
“The work will take around a month to complete. The work will involve installing sections of new sewer pipe along the three roads.
“There will need to be temporary traffic management and road closures in place. Residents in affected areas have already been notified.”
There will be temporary traffic lights on Stanhope Road, with its junction with Alnwick Road, from Monday until August 15.
Alnwick Road will also be closed at its junction with Stanhope Road and Stoddart Street from Monday until August 22.
There will also be a road closure on Stoddart Street, at its junction between Alnwick Road and Brabourne Street from August 25 until September 5.
A number of bus stops on Stanhope Road will also be temporarily relocated while the work is carried out.
More information on the bus stop changes is available by logging onto myjourney.nexus.org.uk
Residents with any other questions about the flood-protection project can call Northumbria Water on 0345 717 1100 or contact them on Twitter, at @nwater_care