Deliveries of stone have begun to stabilise flood-hit Spencer Court in Newburn.
Dunelm Homes said they had been given the go ahead by insurers to begin plans to demolish the badly damaged block of flats.
The stone will be used to help stabilise the area around the stricken building and is required ahead of the planned demolition work.
Heavy goods vehicles will be travelling along the most direct route to and from the quarry, via the military road to Heddon on the Wall, through Throckley turning right down Walbottle Road towards Spencer Court.
This work is expected to run into next week.
The vehicles will access Spencer Court through the original entrance on to Millfield Lane and will return by retracing the same route.
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