Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Valley

This work will boost the resilience of supply links between our reservoirs and treatment works in Teesdale, and parts of central and southern County Durham. Our investment will increase reliability, reduce leakage and provide high quality drinking water for customers for decades to come. This phase of the project - Phase 1 - will construct a new replacement pipeline from Lartington Water Treatment Works to Gainford and a new strategic transfer main between Whorley Hill SR and Shildon SR.

Update by Karen Alexander

Good morning,

We’ll be installing temporary two-way traffic lights on the A67 Darlington Road, on Tuesday 28 May until 9 June 2024. This is so we can carry out realignment work for the access road to our site compound with the A67, to improve safety for vehicles driving into and out of our site.

The location is approximately two miles to the east of Barnard Castle, as indicated by the ‘red star’ on the image below.

We’ll be installing two-way traffic lights to keep road users, as well as our construction team safe while the construction work is taking place. We’ll be working as quickly and as safely as possible and thank people for their patience while this essential work is happening. 

If you’d like to speak to a member of our project team, you can telephone our customer contact centre on 0345 717 1100 or tweet us on @nwater_care and we will be very happy to help you.


Kind regards

Karen Alexander

Farrans’ Stakeholder and Social Value Co-ordinator


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