11,000 properties in North Shields are set to benefit from an £800,000 upgrade to their water mains. The first phase of work will start in the Billy Mill, New York and West Monkseaton areas of North Shields is to start on January 6.
Northumbrian Water will install new water mains in the Billy Mill Lane area which will allow the Moorhouses pumping station to be abandoned.
The initial work is expected to take about six weeks and will require temporary traffic lights on Billy Mill Lane and Selkirk Way from January 6 to January 20.
Nobody from Northumbrian Water or its contractors will need access to homes in the area while the work is being carried out.