The ponding between the Gateshead Arms and Carters Lodge is finally being addressed. The drains have been unable to cope with anything more than showers, making walking difficult and in icy weather, dangerous.
After normal rainfall, dangerous and unsightly ponds have remained for days. While some problems elsewhere on Durham Road were dealt with last year, engineers identified this area as requiring major work.
Lib Dem campaigner Frank Hindle said, “Councillors and residents have been calling for action on the site for more than two years. It is about time that residents were able to walk on dry land after it rains and we hope that this work resolves the problem.”
Work started in early April, and was due to finish later in April, but has been extended into May. Lib Dem Low Fel Councillors Daniel Duggan said “We appreciate that this work has meant delays for motorists and bus passengers, but it really has been necessary”