FLOOD defence work costing £1.5million is to begin in Houghton.
Northumbria Water will be installing 250 meters of sewage pipe in Longacre and Dairy Lane.
The area has been a flooding hotspot in recent years with properties regularly suffering from flood damage.
The work, which begins on Monday, April 20, will take about five months to complete.
A surface water pumping station will also be installed in the fields off Dairy Lane.
Temporary traffic measures will be put in place while the work is being carried out.
This will include traffic lights from Wednesday, May 20, to Friday, May 29, along Dairy Lane, and there will also be rolling road closures in Longacre between May 25 and September 4.
A spokeswoman for Northumbira water said: “The work is part of numerous flood defence projects taking place across the region.
“There will be rolling road closures along Longacre, but any residents who will be directly affect will be notified.
“We will place a card through their doors to give warning a week prior to any work starting.”
For more information, call 03457 171 100.