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Teesville flood protection scheme to cost £3m

A £3m project to protect homes on Teesside from flooding has been unveiled.

The 10-month scheme will involve upgrading sewers in Teesville, near Middlesbrough, where about 50 properties have suffered flooding after periods of heavy rain.

Northumbrian Water, which is carrying out the work, also plans to build an underground storage tank, which will be able to hold 4.5 million litres of storm water.

Contractors are expected to begin work on 23 July.

Graham Watson, project manager for the scheme, said: "The work will involve laying 1.3km of larger sewer pipe across Normanby Road, and along Sycamore Crescent, The Avenue, Lilac Road, Lime Road, Lime Crescent and Laburnum Road.

"We will also be building an underground storage tank in the school field at Gillbrook Academy that can hold storm water in times of heavy rainfall.

"As with any essential work, some disruption is inevitable, but we hope that the residents of Teesville will welcome the scheme and the protection it offers, and bear with us while work is being carried out."

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