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Newark Waste and Water Improvement Project: Update 14th June 2019

Since our last update our works have continued to progress well and on Monday 17th June the final sewer pipe of the project will be laid in Bowbridge Road.

We will then complete the final manhole before reinstating the Bowbridge Road carriageway. The road will be re-opened by Saturday 22nd June, along with Earp Avenue.

Next week (weather permitting) we will also be putting a permanent road surface on the following roads:

Wellington Road - Monday & Tuesday

Cliff Nook Lane - Monday & Tuesday

London Road (Hatton Gardens to Bancroft Road) - Tuesday to Friday

Jubilee Street - Wednesday to Friday

Whilst we are resurfacing Wellington Road we will take the opportunity to replace a damaged manhole cover in the junction with Sleaford Road. This will require temporary traffic lights for a day (Monday).

Whilst this will be the end of our sewer laying works, we will still be at various locations around town to put new structural liners in cracked or worn out sewers. This should be low impact works that will not be at each location for long.

Unfortunately, the lining works is weather dependant and this week's work on Harcourt Street has not gone well. The sheer volume of rainfall has meant the attempts to line the Harcourt Sewer have had to be abandoned and rescheduled.

Residents in all locations will be notified before we start anything that may affect them.


Newark Waste and Water Improvement Project: Update 26th April 2019

Headlines this week…

Ø Sherwood Avenue section of London Road upgrades now complete.

Ø Coddington Road closed to through traffic for (clean) water main upgrades.

Ø Sewer repair to take place on Appleton Gate/Lincoln Street Corner

Ø Frequency of the project updates to reduce.

This week has seen the completion of our works in the London Road / Sherwood Avenue junction. All temporary signals have been removed and the newly upgraded permanent signals switched back on.

The temporary mini roundabout on Sherwood Avenue has also been removed this week so all traffic is back to normal.

Our works in this area took 8 weeks whilst Via East Midlands carried out their 10-week signal upgrade simultaneously. By working together, sharing working areas and traffic management we were able to save 8 weeks of disruption at this key location.

Pipe laying continues further up London Road to connect all the new Bowbridge Road and London Road pipework into the shaft at the end of Harcourt Street. This will continue into mid-May when we will finally be able to remove our lights from London Road.

Bowbridge Road remains closed as we lay the final 200m of pipework of the project. The total pipework laid so far is 11,500m.

Appleton Gate/Lincoln Street Corner

From Monday 29th April for between 3 and 5 days we will need to use traffic lights on the corner of Appleton Gate with Lincoln Street (near the entrance of the North Gate Railway Station) The road will remain open while we make repairs to a partially collapsed sewer.

Coddington Road

Coddington Road remains closed to through traffic (until the end of May) as we continue to lay our new water supply mains. For details of the diversion route please click here.

Other News

Due to the reduction in construction activity, particular on Newark’s Highways, we have decided to limit the number of updates we send out via email. Rather than send out weekly updates we will now update you as and when a change is due to take place.


Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 12th April

Headlines this week…

  • Changes to London Road
  • End of sewer replacemet in the North of Newark

There will be some changes to the London Road traffic management next week as our current works in the London Road / Sherwood Avenue junction have progressed well and finished 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

This means that the current 1-way system on London Road will be removed at 6am on Monday (15th April).

On Monday 15th we will move onto our next (and final) phase of London Road works. This will need temporary traffic signals between the junctions with Milner Street and Harcourt Street. Both of these junctions will be closed for approximately 5 weeks for safety reasons. Hatton Gardens will re-open on Saturday 13th April.

Bowbridge Road will remain closed until June.

This week also saw the completion of our works in North Newark and also Sydney Street / Lawrence Street. All roads in these areas are now open to traffic. Bus services and parking have also returned to normal in these areas.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 29th March

Headlines this week…

Ø Mill Gate has reopened with all sewer upgrades complete.

Ø First section of Bowbridge Road/London Road junction to reopen by Monday 1st April -

Ø Traffic lights on Appleton Gate/Sydney Street junction

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Mill Gate

Mill Gate has been successfully reopened. Over the next two weeks we will complete any outstanding minor reinstatement works in this area.

London Road/ Bowbridge Road

On Bowbridge Road we will begin to pull away from the London road junction on Saturday. We will be able to reopen the first section of Bowbridge road that we closed, up to the Computer Shop. At the same time, we will move up to the junction of Bowbridge Road with Jubilee Street.

On London road, the 1-way system remains in place on London Road.

Sydney Street

Sewer replacement on Sydney Street continues and has now extended into the junction with Appleton Gate. Three-way traffic lights will be used to keep traffic flowing on Appleton Gate.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

By this afternoon, we should be able to reopen Wolsey road and Stephen Road. Next week we will install 5 surface water gullies on Stephen Road. This will not require a road closure.

Reinstatement of all roads in the North of Newark will take place during the week commencing 8th April.

Newark Waste and Water Improvement Project: Weekly Update 22nd March 2019

Headlines this week:

Ø Sewer Replacement on Mill Gate is complete.

Ø On London Road our temporary one-way system remains in place.

Ø Sydney Street is closed to through traffic, with work extending into Appleton Gate towards the middle of next week.

Ø The junction of Wolsey Road and Stephen Road remains closed with Stephen Road to be closed to through traffic at this location from Monday 25th.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Mill Gate

Today will see the end of Sewer Upgrades on Mill Gate (full reopening after 4pm on Friday 22nd March). Not only does this mean Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace will be open to through traffic again but it also means that the whole of Hawtonville is now connected to Newark's main sewer tunnel.

During normal weather conditions the old sewers will continue to work adequately but when there is a storm the sewers will surcharge and spill into the tunnel rather than flood houses and gardens.

We have also permanently closed off a storm overflow to the River Trent from Mill Gate. Previously during heavy rain the sewers would spill over into the river. When our works are complete we will have closed off 10 off these overflows so the quality of water in the Trent will be greatly improved.

So far over 300 domestic properties have been protected from the horror of being flooded with raw sewage. We know our works have caused much disruption over the last 2 years but at least now Newark and its environment are starting to benefit.

Please remember that Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace have now returned to being 1-way streets as they were before our work started.

London Road/ Bowbridge Road

The 1-way system remains in place on London Road, with Bowbridge Road closed at its junction with London Road. There is no change at this location from last week

Sydney Street

Sewer replacement on Sydney Street continues and will extend into the junction with Appleton Gate next week. Three way traffic lights will be used to keep vehilces moving around our working area. Parking spaces in the junction of Sydney Street and Appleton Gate will need to be suspended to avoid dangerous parking within a traffic controlled zone.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

From Monday 25th March our sewer replacement site on Wolsey Road will advance into the junction of Stephen Road - meaning that some properties will lose vehicle access and others will regain vehicle access. Access to Wolsey Road will be via Alexander Avenue, Fleming Drive or from the Lincoln Road end. Vehicle access to the Stephen Road vehicle entrance to Bishop Alexander School will be via Flemming Drive.

This connection work will mark the end of Sewer Upgrades in the North of Newark and will take up to two weeks.

From 8am on Monday morning Wolsey Road will be closed from 160 Wolsey Road up to and including the junction with Stephen Road. With Stephen Road closed between the School entrance and 6 Stephen Road

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 15th March

Headlines this week…

Ø Sewer Replacement on Mill Gate almost complete, reinstatement to take place by March 22nd

Ø On London Road our temporary one-way system also remains in place.

Ø Sydney Street is closed to through traffic.

Ø The junction of Wolsey Road and Stephen Road remains closed.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

London Road/ Bowbridge Road

The 1-way system remains in place on London Road, with Bowbridge Road closed at its junction with London Road. There is no change at this location from last week.

Sydney Street

Sewer replacement on Sydney Street is underway with the road closed to through traffic.

Mill Gate

Our Mill Gate / Southfield Terrace works are now almost complete. All pipework is connected and our shaft at the Mill Gate / Farndon Road junction is operational.

This coming week we will be reinstating the road, walls, speed ramps etc.

On Wednesday 20th March we will be tarmacking and putting back white / yellow lines.

On Thursday next week (21st March) we need to access a manhole at the Mill Gate / Mill Lane junction in order to close off the overflow to the River Trent. Whilst this takes place, we will have to close Mill Gate at the Mill Lane junction. We will therefore open Southfield Terrace for residential access to Mill Gate. Mill Lane residents will also access their property via Southfield Terrace.

On Friday 22nd we will remove all signage and return Southfield Terrace and Mill Gate to 1-way as they were before we started.

Just to remind you this will mean Southfield Terrace will return to a 1-way street with traffic flow from MILL GATE TO VICTORIA STREET ONLY.

Access to Mill Gate will therefore be from the entrance off Farndon Road, next to the Spring House Pub, as it was previously.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

The junction of Stephen Road and Wolsey Road remains closed.


Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update - 8th March


Headlines this week…

Ø No change on Bowbridge Road, with our closure remaining in place.

Ø On London Road our temporary one-way system also remains in place.

Ø On Wednesday 13th sewer replacement will fully advance into Sydney Street.

Ø The junction of Wolsey Road and Stephen Road will close on Monday 11th as sewer replacement works move up to the junction.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

London Road/ Bowbridge Road

The 1-way system remains in place on London Road, with Bowbridge Road closed at its junction with London Road.

As advertised we have also closed off Earp Avenue in order to stop rat runners causing a danger. Unfortunately, a number of cars are still short cutting the diversion by using Lime Grove. We do not want to close this road as well but are monitoring traffic closely and are also under the direction of the Highway Authority so if we feel the situation reaches a dangerous level then Lime Grove will be closed.

Lawrence Street / Lawrence Place / Sydney Street

Our works on Lawrence Place are almost finished, with the rolling road block progressing entirely into Sydney Street on Wednesday 13th March.

The site move on Wednesday will mean that Sydney Street will temporarily lose vehicle access from junction to junction. We will not take up more space that we usually do but the short length of the road will result (temporarily) in a full-length closure. Whilst vehicle access to Sydney Street will not be possible, we will have moved away from Lawrence Place, reopening the road.

Mill Gate

The junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace remains closed while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed. We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 24th 2019.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

From Monday 11th March our Wolsey Road site will reach the junction of Stephen Road. Sewer upgrades on Stephen Road are almost completed, with the last sewer pipes expected to be laid within the next two weeks. Several surface water gullies remain to be installed on Stephen Road, but generally gullies are faster to be installed and their construction has less impact on residents.


Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update

Headlines this week…

Ø Bowbridge Road is now closed and a section of London Road is 1-Way

Ø On Monday 25th February our Lawrence Place works will extend into Sydney Street

Ø On Tuesday 26th February we will open up the junction of Wolsey Road and Alexander Avenue

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

The 1-way system was put into action on Monday morning and the transition seemed to go pretty smoothly. Inevitably this will create a slight delay for motorists because we have lost the right turn filter lane from London Road into Sherwood Avenue.

We have been monitoring the flows all week and altering the red light phasing as necessary in order to try and keep things flowing.

Thankfully our first phase of works has been completed a week early so we have now switched out traffic management to Phase 2.

Follow this link for plan and traffic diversion routes.

As advertised we have also closed off Earp Avenue in order to stop rat runners causing a danger. Unfortunately, a number of cars are short cutting the diversion by using Lime Grove. We do not want to close this road as well but are monitoring traffic closely and are also under the direction of the Highway Authority so if we feel the situation reaches dangerous then Lime Grove will be closed.

Lawrence Street / Lawrence Place / Sydney Street

Our works on Lawrence Place are also making progress and on Monday will extend into Sydney Street.

This will close off the junction of Sydney St, Cliff Nook Ln & Lawrence Place to through traffic. Access to Cliff Nook and Sydney will be via their junctions with Appleton Gate.


Wolsey Road

On Tuesday 26th we will move our site up Wolsey Road so that the junction of Alexander Avenue will be re-opened.

Stephen Road

The site on Stephen Road has moved up and we estimate the works will be completed and reinstated within the next 2 weeks.

Mill Gate

The junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace remains closed while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed. We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 24th 2019.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update

Headlines this week…

Ø North Newark: Stephen Road and Wolsey Road sewer replacement works progress – Alexander Avenue now closed at junction with Wolsey.

Ø Lawrence Street: Lawrence Place junction closed.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Lawrence Street

Work on Lawrence Street has reached the Lawrence Place junction. The below road closure will be in place for 4-6 weeks.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

Wolsey Road

The site now crosses the junction of Alexander Avenue - closing the junction to through traffic. We have reopened Meering Avenue at the back end of our site. Please watch out for school children, particularly at school pick up and drop off times.

Stephen Road

The site on Stephen Road has progressed up to the school entrance.

Vehicles accessing the school entrance will do so via the Winthorpe side of the road.

London Road

Work in the junction of London Road with Balderton Gate continues with no change.

Mill Gate

The junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace remains closed while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed. We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.


Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update: 1st February 2019

Headlines this week…

Ø North Newark: Sites to advance on Stephen Road and Wolsey Road – Alexander Avenue to be affected.

Ø Lawrence Street: Site to advance onto Lawrence Place – Several streets to be affected by junction closure.

Ø London Road: No change currently.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Lawrence Street

Work on Lawrence Street will advance onto Lawrence Place as of on Tuesday 5th February. The closure of the Lawrence Place junction is best explained with a plan, which I will place below. The closure will be in effect for 4-6 weeks. Parking access will not be possible within our working area.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

From next week, our sewer replacement sites on Wolsey Road and Stephen Road will advance – meaning that some properties will lose vehicle access and others will regain vehicle access.

Wolsey Road (Monday 5th February)

The site will progress across Alexander Avenue – Closing the junction of Wolsey Road and Alexander Avenue to vehicles. From Monday 4th January, the front end of this road closure will be in the vicinity of 138 Wolsey Road – with 138 onwards retaining vehicle access to their frontage. The back end of the site will fall at around 106 Wolsey Road. The junction of Wolsey Road with Stephen Road will be open.

Stephen Road (4th February)

The site on Stephen Road will progress up to the school entrance. As we did during the first section of work on Stephen Road, we will maintain access to the school entrance by closing half of the entrance bell mouth. Following this site move, on Tuesday 4th January, our site will fall between the school access (roughly 14 Stephen Road) and 38 Stephen Road – with 38 Stephen Road retaining vehicle access to their frontage during this move.

Vehicles accessing the school entrance will do so via the Winthorpe side of the road (see plan)

London Road

Work in the junction of London Road with Balderton Gate continues.

Closures remain in place at Winchilsea Avenue, Hatton Gardens and Balderton Gate.

Mill Gate

The junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace remains closed while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed. We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 25th January

Headlines this week

Ø Sewer Upgrade on London Road to advance on Saturday 25th January.

Ø CSO decommissioning (phase 1) now complete

Ø Stephen Road closed at the junction with Wolsey Road

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Lawrence Street

Work on Lawrence Street will be completed within the next three weeks. At this point we will move onto Lawrence Place.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

We are now working simultaneously on both Wolsey Road and Stephen Road, with traffic lights in place to safely maintain traffic flow. Please could anyone driving in this area be extra careful at school pick up/drop off times.

London Road

Tomorrow we will adjust our working area on London Road. We will be working in almost exactly the same footprint as we are now but on the opposite side of the road.

CSO Decommisioning

This week, we completed the first phase of decommissioning. The remaining CSO will be taken offline once work on London Road is completed.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update: 18th January 2019

Headlines this week…

Ø CSO decommissioning works to take place in junction of Massey Street and Vernon Street.

Ø Stephen Road sewer upgrades in North of Newark to begin on Monday 21st January.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Lawrence Street

Carrying on from last week, the team continue to progress towards Lawrence Place. No change in terms of site footprint this week or next week at this location.

Wolsey Road and Stephen Road

From Monday 21st January we will be working simultaneously on both Wolsey Road and Stephen Road.

We have planned carefully so that residents on Stephen Road and Wolsey Road, as well as users of the school, will be able to get in and out of the area.

If we are working directly outside a property then we are unable to maintain vehicle access to driveways but we will not cut off an entire road at a time – only sections. See plan below -

London Road

Work in the junction of London Road with Balderton Gate is underway.

For between four- and six-weeks London Road junction closures will be in place at Winchilsea Avenue, Hatton Gardens and Balderton Gate.

Mill Gate

The junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace remains closed while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed. We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Shafts and Tunnels

With tunnelling now completed, we have been decommissioning the old CSO’s (combined sewer outfall) between Castle Gate and Lincoln Road Bridge (outlets that lead into the River Trent).

On Monday 21st January we will need to construct a small manhole chamber in the junction of Vernon Street with Massey Street (as part of CSO decommissioning).

Construction of the chamber will take 3 days and be conducted under traffic lights.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 11th January 2019

Headlines this week…

Ø London Road sewer replacement works progress to Balderton Gate

Ø Hatton Gardens, Winchilsea Avenue and Balderton Gate junctions with London Road are closed.

Ø Night works between Castle Gate and Lincoln Road Bridge next week

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Lawrence Street

Carrying on from last week, the team continue to progress towards Lawrence Place. No change in terms of site footprint this week or next week at this location.

Wolsey Road

Next week, on either Monday or Tuesday (depending on progress made on Saturday) the team will relocate the site excavation pumps to the junction of Wolsey Road with Alexander Avenue.

London Road

Work in the junction of London Road with Harcourt Street is now complete. Harcourt Street is now open at both ends with no construction work taking place at this time.

The team have now decamped to the junction of Balderton Gate.

For between four- and six-weeks London Road junction closures will be in place at Winchilsea Avenue, Hatton Gardens and Balderton Gate.

Mill Gate

The junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace remains closed while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed. We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Shafts and Tunnels

This weekend at the North Gate and Queens Road junction we will work night shifts to complete sewer connections. Residents have been informed.

With the main tunnel now complete we can now decommission the old CSO’s (combined sewer outfall) between Castle Gate and Lincoln Road Bridge (outlets that lead into the River Trent).

Teams will work between the hours of 7pm and 12am (midnight) from within man holes to decommission the outlets. This marks a significant part of the project as the new tunnel takes on a protective role in guiding sewer water away from the River Trent.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update : 4th January 2019

Headlines this week

Ø Happy New Year!

Ø Sewer upgrades restart on Mill Gate, Lawrence Street, London Road and Wolsey Road.

Ø Clean water sites near Beacon Heights resume inlet/outlet works.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Sites

Lawrence Street

Last year we laid new sewers on Lawrence Street between the Sleaford Road and Newstead Avenue junctions. On Tuesday 2nd January we resumed sewer replacement at this location. Over the next month we will lay pipes on Lawrence Street between Newstead Avenue and Lawrence Place. Following on from Laurence Street we will continue on across Lawrence Place and onto Sydney Street.

Wolsey Road

Again, sewer replacement works on Wolsey Road resumed on 2nd January. Our working area has pulled forward in the direction of Stephen Road. Pipes are currently being laid on Wolsey Road between Fleming Drive (which is open) and Meering Avenue, which is closed at the Wolsey Road junction. The team will continue to advance towards Stephen Road over the coming month.

London Road

Work has resumed on London Road with the team currently working in the junction with Harcourt Street. Work in the Harcourt Street junction is expected to be completed by Thursday 10th January. We left work on this small section of London Road until tunnelling on Harcourt Street was completed. If we had laid pipes across the Harcourt Street junction while work continued in the centre of Harcourt Street it would have left half of Harcourt Street unable to get in or out with their vehicles.

Once work across the Harcourt Street junction is completed will will then jump to the junction of Balderton Gate, where sewer replacement will continue in the direction of Bowbridge Road. It will be necessary to close the London Road/Balderton Gate junction as we lay pipes across the junction. Traffic management and diversions will be in place to ensure that residents can still get to their properties.

In the interest of public safety, it will also be necessary to close the Winchilsea Avenue junction as it will fall within our traffic light-controlled area.

Mill Gate

The junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace remains closed while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed. We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Shafts and Tunnels

Castle Gate Roundabout (Shaft 3)

With all 16 of our shafts completed along with 5 kilometres of tunnels, the majority of our shaft work has now ended. We are currently bringing the newly tunnelled sewers into the live network, something which we have been doing section by section.

On Sunday 6th January we will need to close a small section of one lane on Castle Gate as we access the now buried Shaft 3 in order to bring this section of tunnel into the live network.

Work will take place below ground between 8am and 4pm as a team descend into the tunnel to turn sewer flows. As the manhole access points are in the carriageway, near the Gilstrap Registry Office we will need to close the lane in which the access point is found. We will use manned stop and go boards to maintain the usual flow of traffic around our work and across the roundabout.

Clean Water Upgrades

We continue to reinstate fields in the area of Beacon Heights reservoir and complete connections along the new inlet/outlet pipe route. The majority of the water upgrades have taken place with over 9 kilometres of pipe laid (mainly in fields and scrubland).


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Newark Waste and Water Improvement Project: Weekly Update -Christmas Edition

We have reached our third (and hopefully final) Christmas in Newark. We would like to thank everyone who has helped us or been affected by our works over the last 12 months. The various governing bodies, emergency services and public transport companies of Newark have been fantastic with their assistance and support. Most of all though we are indebted to the residents of Newark who have shown remarkable patience and understanding. Some streets and roads have been closed for long periods but the level of complaints or general frustration has been very low. We are grateful for this and also the many cups of tea that have brightened up cold mornings for the lads on site.

This plan shows just how much work has been completed so far and the relatively small amount that is left. However, the remaining areas will not be easy and will bring their challenges. We must still complete our new water supply by laying a new main under the A1 at Coddington Road and also lay new sewer pipes through the London Road / Bowbridge Road junction. This will inevitably cause a strain on traffic flow in that area of town but we have been talking to the Highway Authority for several months to put together a plan. Nottinghamshire County Council also have to carry out a major upgrade on the traffic signals at that junction so we will be working simultaneously to lessen the impact.

Work completed so far:

3km of our main tunnel from Crankley Point Sewerage Works to Mil Gate / Farndon Road junction

2km of additional tunnels throughout Newark

5.8km of open cut sewers

2.5km of renewed water mains

9km of new water supply mains into Beacon Heights Reservoir

14 new water supply valves

In addition we have also built 15 new shafts onto our new tunnels and the new pumping station at Crankley Point that manages the flows from all these new pipes.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 14th December

Headlines this week…

Ø Sleaford Road to reopen before Christmas

Ø Harcourt Street on track to reopen before Christmas

Ø Sites/working areas to be reduced in size over Christmas

Ø Work will cease between 21st December and 2nd January.

What’s happening at our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Sleaford Road

The team are working hard to complete connections and back fill the Sleaford Road Shaft. We intend on resurfacing Sleaford Road between 6pm and Midnight on 19th December. Following the successful reinstatement, Sleaford Road will reopen on Thursday afternoon.

With Sleaford Road open it will no longer be necessary to maintain the parking restrictions currently placed on Beacon Hill Road. Until the parking restriction signs are removed tickets will continue to be issued by parking wardens. Please always check it is legal to do so before parking.

Friary Road/Sleaford Road Mini Roundabout

Reinstatement in this area is now complete. Traffic lights have been removed.

Fleming Drive and Wolsey Road

Fleming Drive is now open. From 21st December we will reduce our site on Wolsey Road, to take the minimum amount of space possible over the Christmas break.

London Road

On London Road, over Christmas, we will remove all of our works from the highway, including our traffic lights. Some machinery will be kept on the verge side

Work on London Road will resume in the New Year.

Mill Gate

We have closed the junction of Mill Gate with Southfield Terrace while connections are made between the existing and new sewers. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed.

We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Harcourt Street

We are aiming to reopen Harcourt Street next Friday. The team is working hard to complete all pipework and reinstate the carriageway on Thursday.

Vernon Street

With tunnel work now in its final stages in the Harcourt Street area, you might notice some of our workforce accessing the manhole above Shaft 25 on Vernon Street. Over the next week, the team will begin to ‘turn the flows’ into the new sewer, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 7th December

Headlines this week…

Ø London Road Phase II progressing quickly

Ø Junction of Wolsey Road with Fleming Drive has reopened.

What’s happening at our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

East of Newark

Sleaford Road

A closure remains in place at the Lawrence/Sleaford Road junction, as we complete connection works on Sleaford Road. Work is progressing well and we hope to be able to reopen this section of road for Christmas. We will keep residents up to date with our progress and will do our best to reopen the street for late December.

Friary Road/Sleaford Road Mini Roundabout

Reinstatement on the corner of Sleaford Road with Friary Road is almost complete and we are preparing to install additional gullies on Friary road. Gully installation, which takes around 1 week, will take place under traffic lights and will not require a road closure.

North of Newark

Fleming Drive and Wolsey Road

Fleming Drive has now reopened at the junction with Wolsey Road. Wolsey Road remains closed, with the rolling road block now situated between the Fleming Drive junction (which is open) and the Wolsey Road/Meering Avenue garages.

Central Newark

London Road

Open cut sewer replacement on London Road is progressing very well. We have closed the London Road entrance to the Cemetery while the team connect up to their starting point, where we laid pipes earlier this year.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Sleaford Road

Sleaford Road remains closed to through traffic between the Friary Road roundabout and Wellington Road. This is a very busy working area with three separate work streams from three different disciplines working within a small area.

Harcourt Street

We are aiming to reopen Harcourt Street by 22nd December 2018.

Mill Gate

The shaft team working at Shaft 6 have finished demobilising the shaft and tunnel. Sewer connections will run from the location of the covered shaft to just passed the junction with South Field Terrace.

We have closed the junction of Mill Gate, with Southfield while connections are made between the new sewer will close. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed.

We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Weekly Update: 30th November 2018

Headlines this week…

Ø Lawrence Street is now open at its junction with Newstead Avenue.

Ø London Road Phase II has begun.

Ø Junction of Wolsey Road with Fleming Drive to reopen as Wolsey works advance.

What’s happening at our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

East of Newark

Lawrence Street and Sleaford Road

We have now decamped from Lawrence Street, reopening the junction with Newstead Avenue. A closure remains in place at the Lawrence/Sleaford Road junction, as we complete connection works on Sleaford Road itself.

In order to give residents a respite from parking constraints, a decision was made to pause work on Lawrence Street while the Sleaford Road connections take place. We will return to Lawrence Street in the new year to complete sewer upgrades.

Over the next week, we will extend our site on Sleaford Road, taking the smallest possible area to work within. Residents will be informed as we expand the site to just past the junction of Wellington Road.

Friary Road/Sleaford Road Mini Roundabout

The first set of gullies in this area have been completed. A second set of gullies will be installed on Friary Road itself.

We are waiting completion of the water works along with reinstatement which (weather allowing) will happen next week.

At this point the gully team will decamp to the Friary Road side of the roundabout. This will result in a slight change to our traffic management. The roundabout will remain under traffic light control all be it in a slightly different configuration.

North of Newark

Fleming Drive and Wolsey Road

We are gradually moving our machinery and the back end of our working area away from Fleming Drive and further along Wolsey Road.

By the end of next week, we will be able to reopen the junction of Wolsey Road with Fleming Drive as we extend the front end of our site up to Meering Avenue. Meering Avenue will remain open.

Central Newark

London Road

Open cut sewer replacement on London Road has resumed and will take around 4 weeks to complete. During this time Charles Street will be closed at the junction of London Road (for safety reasons).

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Sleaford Road

Sleaford Road remains closed to through traffic between the Friary Road roundabout and Wellington Road. This is a very busy working area with three separate work streams from three different disciplines working within a small area.

The closure on Sleaford Road will remain in place until January 2019.

Harcourt Street

We are aiming to reopen Harcourt Street in late December 2018.

Mill Gate

The shaft team working at Shaft 6 have finished demobilising the shaft and tunnel. The cover slab is now on the shaft and connection work has begun. Sewer connections will run from the location of the covered shaft to just passed the junction with South Field Terrace.

From the 3rd of December the team will reach the junction of Mill Gate, with Southfield Terrace and at this point the junction will close. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed.

We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update: 23rd November

Headlines this week…

Ø Lawrence Street to reopen at junction with Newstead Avenue.

Ø Work to resume on London Road: Phase II

What’s happening at our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

East of Newark

Lawrence Street

We need to complete a connection between the sewer on Wellington Road and the Sleaford Road flood tunnel. To do this will require the closure of the Sleaford Road with Lawrence Street junction.

We are reluctant to close both ends of Lawrence Street simultaiously as parking in this area of Newark is difficult at the best of times. For this reason, we have decided to decamp from Lawrence Street, reopening the Newstead with Lawrence Street junction.

Although this means we will need to return to Lawrence Street in the New Year, it will release parking pressure in the area.

Sleaford Road

As mentioned in the Lawrence Street update, next week we will begin to connect the Wellington Road sewers to the main flood tunnel. To do this, we will need to close the Lawrence Street with Sleaford Road junction to through traffic. We will need to extend our working area on Sleaford Road by between ten and twenty metres. We will take the minimum amount of road that we possibly can.

Friary Road/Sleaford Road Mini Roundabout

Both clean water and gully teams are currently working in this location. Work on the water main is almost complete and we will update residents early next week as to the next phase of work at this location. Some changes to the traffic management are likely to take place within the next two weeks.

North of Newark

Fleming Drive and Wolsey Road

We are gradually moving our machinery and the back end of our working area away from Fleming Drive and further along Wolsey Road.

As we extend our working area towards the Wolsey Road with Meering Avenue junction we will be able to release more of Fleming Drive.

Central Newark

London Road

Open cut sewer replacement on London Road will resume in earnest on Monday 26th November. We will need to reposition the traffic lights on London Road to reflect our new working area – Between Harcourt Street and the London Road Cemetery. Harcourt Street will no longer be under traffic light control and Milner Street will reopen to through traffic.

This section of work will take around 3 to 4 weeks to complete.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Sleaford Road

Sleaford Road remains closed to through traffic between the Friary Road roundabout and Wellington Road. This is a very busy working area with three separate work streams from three different disciplines working within a small area.

The closure on Sleaford Road will remain in place until January 2019.

Harcourt Street

We are aiming to reopen Harcourt Street in late December 2018. Traffic lights at the junction of Harcourt Street and London Road will be removed from Monday 26th November, as sewer replacement work on London Road progresses.

Mill Gate

The shaft team working at Shaft 6 near the Spring House Pub are almost finished demobilising the shaft and tunnel. The cover slab is now on the shaft and connection work is due to begin next week. Sewer connections will run from the location of the covered shaft to just passed the junction with South Field Terrace.

From the 3rd of December the team will reach the junction of Mill Gate, with Southfield Terrace and at this point the junction will close. Access to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street whilst Southfield Terrace is closed.

We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Hawtonville

Next week we will be sending a CCTV crew to film inside the new sewers in Hawtonville. The footage will then be reviewed to make sure that all of the connections are working as expected.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: 16th November

Headlines this week…

Ø Progress at the Terminal Pumping Station

Ø Work to resume on London Road: Phase II

What’s happening at our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

East of Newark

Lawrence Street

On Lawrence Street we have a road closure in place between 18 Lawrence Street and the junction of Newstead Avenue. The Newstead Avenue junction is closed to through traffic.

The next advancement of our works on Lawrence Street will take the closure up to Lawrence Place. As usual we will reopen a section of road behind us when the advance takes place.

Friary Road/Sleaford Road Mini Roundabout

Both clean water and gully teams are currently working in this location. The gully team have almost completed construction of the first gully.

North of Newark

Fleming Drive and Wolsey Road

Fleming Drive remains closed at the bend of Fleming Park, with the road closure extending into Wolsey Road. Wolsey Road will remain closed to through traffic as our rolling road block advances towards Stephen Road.

The next advancement of our work will take us up to the entrance of the residents only access before Meering Avenue.

Central Newark

London Road

Open cut sewer replacement on London Road will resume in earnest towards the tail end of next week. On Friday 23rd November we will reposition the traffic lights on London Road to reflect our new working area – Between Harcourt Street and the London Road Cemetery. Harcourt Street will no longer be under traffic light control and Milner Street will reopen to through traffic.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Sleaford Road

Sleaford Road remains closed to through traffic between the Friary Road roundabout and Wellington Road.

The closure on Sleaford Road will remain in place until January 2019.

Harcourt Street

On Harcourt Street the team continue to complete work inside the shaft and tunnel. We are aiming to reopen Harcourt Street in late December 2018. Traffic lights at the junction of Harcourt Street and London Road will be removed next Friday, as sewer replacement work on London Road progresses.

Mill Gate

The shaft team working at Shaft 6 near the Spring House Pub are almost finished demobilising the shaft and tunnel. With 3km of tunnel this has been a lengthy process.

Open Cut and clean water teams are preparing to move into this location within the next two weeks.

We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

What’s happening at our ‘sewer rehab’ sites?

Smith Street

Whilst it is unnecessary to upgrade the sewer pipes on Smith Street, some repairs are required.

For the is reason, our sewer rehab team will use a ‘patching’ technique to repair several areas of the sewer. This will take place on Monday 21st November. Following the patching, on 26th November (for 3 days) the team will insert a liner into the sewer.

Both lining and patching is done via existing manholes and does not require any digging in the carriageway.

Other News

Terminal Pumping Station

Last week we announced that a successful test had taken place at the Terminal Pumping Station. The pumping station will ultimately be the destination for storm water collected during a high rainfall event via the tunnels we have constructed throughout the town. The six enormous storm pumps at the station were tested to replicate a major storm event.

The pumping station is capable of holding 2.8 million litres of water. In a flood event, following screening, the water will move out of the station and through a culvert at up to 6000 litres per second.

Below you can see an aerial view of the pumping station and its six pumps which will carry the water through the system. For a face on perspective see the photograph below that.

Friends of the Community

We were able to help several homes on Wellington Road to maintain their annual tree trimming today. Wellington Road is closed at the junction of Sleaford Road and as such the tradesman who usually trims the trees on Wellington Road was reluctant to attempt to turn his van and trailer. BNM Alliance came to the rescue by supplying a truck and two men to remove the branches, residents were pleased with the results. A big thank you to the men who undertook this work.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update

Headlines this week…

Ø Wolsey Road has closed at the junction of Fleming Drive.

Ø Cliff Nook Lane will reopen to through traffic this weekend.

Ø Second phase of work between Friary Road/Sleaford Road roundabout and Shaft 21 on Sleaford Road will begin on Monday 12th November.

Ø Successful testing of our terminal pumping station at Crankley Point took place yesterday.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Lawrence Street

On Monday 12th November our sewer replacement team on Lawrence Street will advance towards Lawrence Place. This advancement will include the junction of Newstead Avenue, which will be closed to vehicles. We will be able to reopen a small section of Lawrence Street, between Sleaford Road and 18 Lawrence Street (The shaft team on Sleaford Road will work through the weekend to ensure that we can reopen this access).

Cliff Nook Lane

Sewer replacement work on Cliff Nook Lane will be completed this weekend and the road reopened to through traffic. We will return at a later date to permanently reinstate the road surface.

Friary Road/Sleaford Road Mini Roundabout

Next week (Monday 12th November) we will move into our second phase of work near the mini roundabout. The gully team will install several gullies between Shaft 21 on Sleaford Road and the roundabout. We will work on one set of gullies at a time, ensuring that residents can still enter this short section of Sleaford Road.

Barnby Gate

Connections between the Old Coal Yard and Barnby Gate are complete

North of Newark

Fleming Drive remains closed at the bend of Fleming Park, with the road closure extending into Wolsey Road. Wolsey Road will remain closed to through traffic as our rolling road block advances towards Stephen Road.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Sleaford Road

The team will work both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (10th and 11th November) to enable us to reopen access from Sleaford Road into Lawrence Street on Monday 12th November.

Sleaford Road will remain closed to through traffic but residents will be able to enter and leave Lawrence Street via Sleaford Road.

The closure on Sleaford Road will remain in place until January 2019.

Harcourt Street

On Harcourt Street the team continue to complete work inside the shaft and tunnel. We are aiming to reopen Harcourt Street in late December 2018.

Vernon Street

Vernon Street has now reopened to through traffic. On Monday 12th final road markings will be painted and we will have completely decamped from the area.

Mill Gate

The shaft team working at Shaft 6 near the Spring House Pub are almost finished demobilising the shaft and tunnel. With 3km of tunnel this has been a lengthy process.

Once the team have completed their demobilization, a clean water team will return to finish water diversions at the Southfield Terrace junction.

Following this water diversion an open cut team will move in to complete the last stretch of open cut sewer connections.

We anticipate that all work on Mill Gate will be completed by March 2019.

Terminal Pumping Station

We are happy to report that testing has taken place at the newly constructed Terminal Pumping Station at Crankley Point. See the attached photographs showing 4 of the 6 pumps in action!

Next week Dave Greaves, Project Engineer for the pumping station will be providing a full account of the testing and some interesting vidoe footage of the pumps in action

For now see some pictures from our drone and also from on the gantry as the pumps were tested.


Newark Waste and Water Improvement Project: Weekly Update 2nd November 2018

Headlines this week…

Ø Wolsey Road to close at the junction of Fleming Drive.

Ø Parking reduced on Appleton Gate as sewer replacement works extend into the junction of Appleton Gate with Cliff Nook Lane.

Ø Barnby Gate connection work to be completed by Sunday 4th November.

Ø First phase of work on Friary Road/Sleaford Road roundabout has begun.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Hawtonville

Resurfacing on Eton Avenue and Windsor Avenue is now complete. Two surface water gullies have been installed on Bailey Road to prevent surface water puddling, this marks the end of works on Bailey Road.

Elsewhere, the gully team are finishing similar installations on Falstone Avenue. As usual, the gully work does not impact vehicle access and traffic can safely navigate around the work, using ‘give and take’.

Lawrence Street

Sewer replacement work on Lawrence Street has now reached the junction with Newstead Avenue. Parking is reduced in this area as we are also working on Sleaford Road and Cliff Nook Lane. We would urge non-residents to avoid parking in the vicinity.

Cliff Nook Lane

Sewer upgrades on Cliff Nook Lane are progressing well and we should be able to decamp from the area within the next two weeks. We will work throughout this weekend (3rd and 4th November) at Cliff Nook Lane in order to restore access to properties and businesses behind our working area for Monday 5th November.

From Monday 5th November our work on Cliff Nook Lane will extend out into Appleton Gate as we make connections to the man hole in this junction. In order to maintain through traffic on Appleton Gate we have arranged with Nottinghamshire County Highways Department for parking restrictions to be put in place around the junction. Please look out for parking restriction signage as parking fines will be issued to those disobeying the order.

At the same time, the back end of our site on Cliff Nook Lane will pull forward to be located just beyond the entrance to McConnell’s Business Centre (with access to Cliff Nook Lane and McConnell’s via Sydney Street).

Barnby Gate

Connections between the Old Coal Yard and Barnby Gate are almost complete. The team will reinstate and decamp from the area by Sunday 4th November.

Friary Road/Sleaford Road Mini Roundabout

This week we began the first phase of work at the mini roundabout. Traffic lights are in place to safely guide vehicles between Queens Road and Friary Road. Sleaford Road remains closed between the roundabout and Lawrence Street (Lawrence Street and Wellington Road remain closed at their junctions with Sleaford Road).

North of Newark

Fleming Drive remains closed at the bend of Fleming Park, with the road closure extending into Wolsey Road on Tuesday 6th November.

Wolsey Road will be closed at the junction with Fleming Drive from 6th November. Initially the closure will not affect driveways but as we pull towards Stephen Road this will change.

Access to Wolsey road will be maintained via Stephen Road at one end and Winthorpe Road at the other.

Sewer Rehabilitation

Mill Gate

South Field Terrace has reopened at its junction with Mill Gate. Southfield Terrace is now one-way, in the direction of Mill Gate.

This weekend and into early next week, our sewer rehabilitation team will be using CCTV to investigate the condition of the Pelham Street sewer. On Sunday 4th November a rolling road closure will be in place at the Victoria end of Pelham Street, making its way up towards the Post Office sorting office. Residents and visitors will be able to access Pelham but are advised to do so from the Mill Gate end of the road.

On Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th November the team will implement sewer repairs via the manhole at the Pelham Street with Mill Gate junction. This will require the use of a winch to install sewer liners. We will use traffic lights to guide vehicles around the junction while the work takes place.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. Parking restriction on Beacon Hill Road will remain in place while Sleaford Road is closed.

Harcourt Street

On Harcourt Street the team continue to complete work inside the shaft and tunnel.

Vernon Street reopening is now imminent. The closure in the junction of Barnby Gate and Vernon Street has been in place for around 18 months and will come to an end by 14th November.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 26th October

Headlines this week…

Ø Resurfacing on Bancroft Road is complete

Ø Resurfacing on Eton Avenue and Windsor Avenue will be completed on Saturday 27th October

Ø Work to connect Shaft 24 in the Old Coal Yard to Barnby Gate Manhole begins on Monday 29th October.

Ø Construction of two gullies on Bailey Road will also begin on Monday 29th October.

Ø Friary Road/Sleaford Road mini roundabout works to begin 29th October

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

With resurfacing on Bancroft Road now complete, only a small section of Eton Avenue/ Windsor Avenue remains to be finished tomorrow. White lines or road markings will be painted tomorrow afternoon.

Elsewhere in Hawtonville, construction of several gullies on Bailey Road will begin on Monday of next week. This work will not require a road closure and we do not anticipate the loss of access to driveways.

Sewer replacement work continues on Lawrence Street and Cliff Nook. Due to a mechanical issue, fencing on Lawrence Street will not be extended until Monday.

The tunnelling machine which began its journey on Harcourt Street has now been removed from our shaft on London Road. This marks the end of pipe jacking activities (tunnelling) in Newark.

Fleming Drive remains closed at the bend of Fleming Park. Construction of a new manhole and chamber is now completed and next week the team will begin to pull towards Wolsey Road.

Mill Gate remains closed at the junction of Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace, while we complete a water diversion. Access in to Mill Gate is via Pelham Street

On Sleaford Road, as part of our ongoing project in Newark we need to undertake several pieces of work near the Friary Road / Sleaford Road mini roundabout. This includes installation of a new water supply valve, lining of the existing sewer and also putting in 3 new rainwater gullies on Friary Road.

Properties which have vehicle access via the Friary Villas lane will have reduced access while the work takes place. Our excavation will partially extend across the entrance to the lane making vehicle access during our working hours difficult. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Outside of our working hours, we will use steel plates to cover the excavation, maintaining vehicle access to Friary Villas between the hours of 5pm and 8am.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

The road closure in the centre of Harcourt Street remains in place. With the tunnelling machine now removed from London Road, attention will focus on finishing works inside the Harcourt Street shaft and removal of asociated equipment. Where the shaft currently sits we will need to install man hole lids as part of the reinstatement.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 19th October

Headlines this week…

Ø Resurfacing on Windsor Avenue, Eton Avenue and Bancroft Road: 25th,26th and 27th October

Ø Pipe jacking (tunnelling) from Harcourt Street to London Road is now complete (see picture above of the machine emerging into the London Road Shaft)

Ø Fleming Drive: Closed to through traffic

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Resurfacing on Windsor Avenue, Eton Avenue and Bancroft Road will take place over the 25th, 26th and 27th of October. Please avoid parking in the road over these three days. Bancroft Road resurfacing is expected to be completed on 25th of October.

The tunnelling machine which began its journey on Harcourt Street has now been removed from our shaft on London Road. This marks the end of pipe jacking activities (tunnelling) in Newark.

Fleming Drive is now closed at the bend of Fleming Park. In around a weeks’ time we will begin to extend the closure towards Wolsey Road.

Mill Gate remains closed at the junction of Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace, while we complete a water diversion. Access in to Mill Gate is via Pelham Street

Lawrence Street and Cliff Nook Lane remain closed to through traffic while sewer upgrades take place.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

The road closure in the centre of Harcourt Street remains in place. With the tunnelling machine now removed from London Road, attention will focus on finishing works inside the Harcourt Street shaft and removal of asociated equipment. Where the shaft currently sits we will need to install man hole lids as part of the reinstatement.

See the picture below of the tunnelling machine split into two pieces, waiting to be removed and taken back to the depot for refurbishment, never to return!

Vernon Street reinstatement has begun, with demobilisation of the shaft underway. Vernon Street will reopen by 14th November, with Harcourt Street due to reopen in December.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is almost complete.

Demobilisation and reinstatement of Shaft 20, in the Mount School play area is almost finished. We have covered the shaft and created a new carparking area for the Mount School. All that remains to do is to install some security fencing for the school which will take place over half term in order to avoid disrupting the students.

Weekly Update 12th October 2018

Headlines this week…

Ø Resurfacing on Windsor Avenue, Eton Avenue and Bancroft Road: Dates now confirmed.

Ø Lawrence Place Road Closure: This Weekend

Ø Navigation Public House Car Park: Main Entrance Reopened.

Ø Fleming Drive: Road Closure

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Resurfacing on Windsor Avenue, Eton Avenue and Bancroft Road will take place over the 24th, 25th and 26th of October. Further information will be sent out via letters to residents next week

The team currently working on London Road opposite the junction with Harcourt Street are preparing for the tunnelling machine (on its way from Harcourt Street) to emerge from the London Road shaft. If you are driving past the shaft on London Road on Tuesday 16th October you might see it removed via crane.

This weekend we need to temporarily close a small section of road near Cliff Nook Lane and Sydney Street called Lawrence Place. A team will work Saturday and Sunday to complete a water diversion as quickly as possible. Reinstatement will be completed and the road reopened by Tuesday 16th October. Cliff Nook Lane and Lawrence Street remain closed for sewer upgrades.

Mill Gate remains closed at the junction of Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace, while we complete a water diversion. Access in to Mill Gate is via Pelham Street. Yesterday we completed reinstatement of the Navigation Public House Car Park (Shaft 5) and the entrance has now reopened.

In the North of Newark, a team has spent the last week and a half laying pipes through Fleming Park. On Tuesday 16th October we will move onto Fleming Drive itself, requiring a road closure at the bend near the park. During the week commencing 22nd October this road closure will extend from the park to the junction of Fleming Drive with Sleaford Road.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

The road closure in the centre of Harcourt Street remains in place. With the tunnelling machine due to be removed from London Road early next week, attention will begin to turn towards reinstatement.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and open cut water diversions are due to complete next week. This work is located between the shaft and Southfield Terrace.

Weekly Update 5th October 2018


Headlines this week…

Ø Resurfacing on Windsor Avenue, Eton Avenue and Bancroft Road

Ø Lawrence Street and Cliff Nook Lane Sewer Replacement Important Update.

Ø The Southfield Terrace junction with Mill Gate is closed.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

We reported last week that sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue is complete and now we are able to confirm that final reinstatement and resurfacing will take place during the week commencing the 15th October. Detailed information will be sent out to residents next week.

Our open cut team have decamped from London Road in order to make way for the tunnelling team who need to prepare for the removal of the tunnel boring machine currently making its way from Harcourt Street.

The open cut teams who were working on Eton Avenue and London Road have now commenced sewer replacement work on Cliff Nook Lane and Lawrence Street.

In July our clean water team began diverting water mains on Lawrence Place. Unfortunately, due to unusually low rainfall experienced over the summer we were prevented from completing the work (nationwide restrictions on works near and on water mains came into force). The Lawrence Place water mains must be diverted before our Lawrence Street Sewer Replacement reaches the pipes. For this reason, we will need to close vehicle access to Lawrence place for up to 4 days.

The team will work over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October with an intention to decamp from the area on Monday 15th or Tuesday 16th October at the latest.

Mill Gate remains closed at the junction of Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace, while we complete a water diversion. Access in to Mill Gate is via Pelham Street.

To facilitate the closure - Mill Gate between Pelham and Southfield Terrace is now two-way and between Pelham Street and Lombard Street is one-way.

In the North of Newark, we are working in fields near Quibel’s Lane. We have removed play equipment in Fleming Park to make way for our operations. During the week commencing the 15th October we will begin sewer replacement on Fleming Drive.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

On Harcourt Street, construction of the second and final tunnel is underway.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and open cut water diversions have begun. This work will take place between the shaft and Southfield Terrace.

Update: 28th September 2018

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update

Hello all,

Headlines this week

Ø Sewer Replacement will begin at Lawrence Street and Cliff Nook Lane on Monday 1st October.

Ø Windsor Road at the junction with the Boundary Road roundabout has now reopened.

Ø The Southfield Terrace junction with Mill Gate is closed.

Ø Eton Avenue is to reopen by Wednesday 3rd October

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue is complete and our teams are now in the process of reinstating the area and demobilising. Eton Avenue will reopen by Wednesday 3rd October.

Elsewhere in Hawtonville, Windsor Road has reopened at its junction with the Boundary Road roundabout. Remaining work is Hawtonville will include construction of several surface water gullies, with one due to be installed next week on Eton Avenue between Elizabeth Road and Devon Road. Gully work is non-invasive, will not block driveways and does not require a road closure.

Work on London Road continues under lights. Next week, our open cut team will make way for the tunnel team from Harcourt Street who need to prepare the London Road Shaft for removal of the tunnel boring machine (on its way from Harcourt Street). Once the tunnel team have extracted the machine, the open cut team will return to lay the final section of sewer.

Mill Gate is closed at the junction of Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace, while we complete a water diversion. Access in to Mill Gate is via Pelham Street.

To facilitate the closure - Mill Gate between Pelham and Southfield Terrace is now two-way and between Pelham Street and Lombard Street is one-way.

In the North of Newark, we are working in fields near Quibel’s Lane. We have removed play equipment in Fleming Park to make way for our operations. The team will begin to lay pipes through the park on Tuesday of next week.

On Monday 1st October, sewer replacement work will begin on Lawrence Street and Cliff Nook Lane.

Cliff Nook Lane

As usual with sewer replacement works, we will progress along Cliff Nook Lane in sections, with the first section of our road closure running between the junction of Sydney Street (2 Lawrence Place) and number 14 Cliff Nook Lane. Unfortunately, we will be unable to maintain vehicle access to properties whilst we work in the road. It will take around 3 weeks to complete each section of road (3 sections).

Lawrence Street.

The work will start at the Sleaford Road junction, finishing at Lawrence Place. The work will take between six to eight weeks to complete.

We will progress along Lawrence Street in sections, with the first section of our road closure running between the junction of Sleaford Road and number 23 Lawrence Street. Unfortunately, we will be unable to maintain vehicle access to properties whilst we work in the road. Please ensure that from 8am on Monday 1st October no vehicles are parked in this location.

We are aware that some Cliff Nook Lane residents are parking permit holders, using the Appleton Gate Area parking permit. These permits are valid on several streets in the vicinity of Cliff Nook Lane, including Sydney Street, Appleton Gate and Warburton Street. Please check your particular permit and confirm with Newark and Sherwood District Council as to where your permit is valid.

Those temporarily displaced on Cliff Nook Lane or Lawrence Street without parking permits will need to park on nearby roads. Nottinghamshire County Highways Department will not be extending or reducing the number of parking permits in this area.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

On Harcourt Street, construction of the second and final tunnel is underway.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and open cut water diversions have begun. This work will take place between the shaft and Southfield Terrace.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update

Hello all,

Headlines this week…

Ø Work due to begin within two weeks on Lawrence Place, Lawrence Street and Cliff Nook

Ø Windsor Road to close at junction with Boundary Road roundabout for three days.

Ø Temporary Changes to Fleming Park.

Ø Southfield Terrace junction with Mill Gate to close from Monday 24th

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Although the reinstatrment of the Boundary Road roundabout is complete it will be necessary to close the junction of Windsor Road with the roundabout for three days next week, starting on Tuesday 25th September. Due to work further up the system a team will shut off a connection beneth the Windsor Road/Boundary Road splitter island.

Sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue is almost complete and we expect to demobilise from the area within the next two weeks.

Work on London Road continues under lights.

Mill Gate

  • Mill Gate has reopened at its junction with Pelham Street. Mill Gate between Pelham and Lombard Street is now back to one way with exit only onto Lombard Street. You can no longer access Mill Gate via Lombard Street.
    • From Monday 24th the junction of Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace will close for two weeks while we complete a water diversion. Access in to Mill Gate will be via Pelham Street.
    • Mill Gate between Pelham and Southfield Terrace will be two way and between Pelham Street and Lombard Street will be one way.

In the North of Newark, we are working in fields near Quibell’s Lane. Early next week we will begin removing some of the play equipment in Fleming Park to make way for our operations. Once the work in this area is completed we will reinstate the equipment.

We plan on returning to Lawrence Place next Friday to complete a water diversion. Those living in this area will receive a date confirmation via letter. Following the water diversion, we will begin sewer upgrades on Lawrence Street and Cliff Nook Lane. Residents on these roads with receive confirmation of the works early next week.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

On Harcourt Street, construction of the second and final tunnel is underway.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and open cut water diversions will begin on 24th September. This work will take place between the shaft and Southfield Terrace.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 14th September 2018

Hello all,

Headlines this week…

Ø London Road: New phase of Sewer Replacement has begun.

Ø Harcourt Street: Tunnelling to London Road begins on Monday 17th

Ø Boundary Road roundabout is open.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Reinstatement of the Albert Street/Boundary Road roundabout is complete. Windsor Road is now reopened and a rain water gully has been installed to prevent puddling near the roundabout.

Sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue is ongoing with work still located in the junction with Elizabeth Road. The closure has affected the number 3 Stagecoach bus, which has been diverted via Churchill Drive, Pierson Street then back onto Eton Avenue. If you have any concerns regarding this service, please contact Stagecoach on 0345 605 0 605.

Our sewer replacement works on London Road at Bancroft Road are now complete and the road has reopened.

The next phase of our works on London Road has begun. We are laying sewers between the Shaft on London Road (almost opposite Harcourt Street) and the London Road Cemetery. We are using three-way traffic lights in order to keep London Road open and allow vehicles to pass our work. From Monday 17th September we will need to close the junctions of Milner Street and Charles Street with London Road (this is a safety precaution). Traffic lights will be increased to 4-way to allow residents on the Park safe access in and out of the cul de sac.

Connection works on Mill Gate near Shaft 5/Pelham Street are due to complete by Friday 21st September. Shaft 5 itself will be reinstated over the next 3 weeks. A road closure is in place between Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf. Both Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf remain open but the junction with Pelham Street is closed.

For the duration of these works, two-way traffic will be able to enter and leave Mill Gate via each end of the closure; Lombard Street and Southfield Terrace. We expect this work to be completed within the next 10 days.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road continue. Some water incursion into the shaft has meant that pumps are now in place to maintain a safe and usable working area inside the excavation. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

On Harcourt Street, construction of the second and final tunnel will commence on Monday 17th September. We expect the final drive from Harcourt Street to London Road to take around 4 weeks. During the morning of the 17th we will need to partially extract 4 shaft piles. This activity is to allow the tunnelling machine to exit the shaft and begin its journey to London Road.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and open cut water diversions will begin on 24th September. This work will take place between the shaft and Southfield Terrace.

Weekly update: 7th September

Headlines this week

Ø London Road: Next phase of Sewer Replacement to begin.

Ø Harcourt Street: Tunnelling to London Road imminent.

Ø Boundary Road roundabout to reopen.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Reinstatement of the Albert Street/Boundary Road roundabout is almost complete. Traffic lights have been removed but will return for one day (Saturday 8th September) while final resurfacing takes place.

Windsor Road, which has been closed while we reinstate the roundabout will reopen by 8am on Monday 10th September. We have taken the opportunity to install a new rainwater gully on Windsor Road while its junction with the roundabout has been closed.

Sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue is drawing to a close with work now concentrated in the junction with Elizabeth Road. The closure has affected the number 3 Stagecoach bus, which has been diverted via Churchill Drive, Pierson Street then back onto Eton Avenue. If you have any concerns regarding this service, please contact Stagecoach on 0345 605 0 605.

Our sewer replacement works on London Road at Bancroft Road have taken slightly longer than anticipated. We had hoped to reopen Bancroft Road this afternoon but this will now take place on Wednesday 12th September. Apologies to residents who were expecting to regain access via this junction in time for the weekend.

The next phase of our works on London Road will begin on Tuesday 11th September. We need to begin laying sewers between the Shaft on London Road (almost opposite Harcourt Street) and the London Road Cemetery. We will use two-way traffic lights in order to keep London Road open and allow vehicles to pass our work. The lights will be located between Milner Street and the entrance to the Cemetery. Unfortunately, we will need to close the junction of Charles Street for the duration of this work (around 6 weeks). The closure of Charles Street at the junction with London Road means that the new diversion route for Harcourt Street residents will be Newton Street.

Connection works on Mill Gate are in progress. A road closure is in place between Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf. Both Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf remain open but the junction with Pelham Street is closed.

For the duration of these works, two-way traffic will be able to enter and leave Mill Gate via each end of the closure; Lombard Street and Southfield Terrace. We expect this work to be completed within the next 10 days.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road are on target and going well. Some water incursion into the shaft has meant that pumps are now in place to maintain a safe and usable working area inside the excavation. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

On Harcourt Street, construction of the second and final tunnel will begin during the week commencing 17th September. We expect the final drive from Harcourt Street to London Road to take around 4 weeks.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and we are on target to complete this shaft in September, making way for our open cut team to begin.7

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 31st August

Headlines this week…

Ø First tunnel drive on Harcourt Street is complete - Ahead of schedule!

Ø Completed Shaft 20 connection on Queens Road - Temporary Traffic lights removed.

Ø North Newark Public Exhibition took place.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Work on Lincoln Road (off the carriageway, next to Railway Station Car Park) is due to be completed by the end of today. We have also completed connection work on Elizabeth Road near the mini roundabout, with temporary lights now removed.

Reinstatement of the Albert Street/Boundary Road roundabout continues.

Sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue has now reached its final stage with our working area now located in the junction of Elizabeth Road. The closure has affected the number 3 Stagecoach bus, which has been diverted via Churchill Drive, Pierson Street then back onto Eton Avenue. If you have any concerns regarding this service, please contact Stagecoach on 0345 605 0 605.

Our sewer replacement works on London Road have reached Bancroft Road – closing the London Road with Bancroft Road junction. This section of work is expected to be completed by next Friday (7th September). At this point we will decamp from this location on London Road and begin connection work at Shaft 27 – opposite Harcourt Street.

Connection works on Mill Gate are in progress. A road closure is in place between Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf. Both Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf remain open but the junction with Pelham Street is closed.

For the duration of these works, two-way traffic will be able to enter and leave Mill Gate via each end of the closure; Lombard Street and Southfield Terrace.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

Connection works on Sleaford Road are on target and going well. Some water incursion into the shaft has meant that pumps are now in place to maintain a safe and usable working area inside the excavation. The diversion route for the Sleaford Road closure is Beacon Hill Road. We would like to thank people for obeying the temporary parking restrictions which prevent double parking of cars on Beacon Hill Road.

On Harcourt Street, tunnelling towards the Vernon Street Shaft is now complete. We expect the final drive from Harcourt Street to London Road to begin within the next two weeks.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and we are on target to complete this shaft in September, making way for our open cut team to begin.

Other News

On Wednesday 29th August the project team spent the afternoon and early evening talking to residents living in the South of Newark regarding upcoming Sewer Upgrades.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 24th August 2018

Headlines this week…

Ø Bank Holiday Working

Ø North Newark Public Exhibition

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Sleaford Road remains closed between the junction of Wellington Road and the Friary Road Roundabout. Diversions are in place via Beacon Hill Road. If parking on Beacon Hill Road, please be aware of parking restrictions – which are clearly signposted.

Roundabout reinstatement at the Albert Street/Boundary Road roundabout is progressing well. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, we will pull our fencing in and remove the traffic lights – returning the roundabout to normal use (barring the Windsor Road junction which will remain closed).

On Tuesday (28th August) morning we will return to work and traffic lights will return.

Sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue will cross the junction with Elizabeth Road on the 28th August, necessitating the closure of this junction. This is the last section of work on Eton Avenue and will take around 5 weeks. The number 3, Stagecoach bus will be affected by this closure. Stagecoach have confirmed that they will divert the number 3 bus via Churchill Drive, Pierson Street then back onto Eton Avenue. If you have any concerns regarding this service, please contact Stagecoach on 0345 605 0 605.

Our sewer replacement works on London Road have reached Bancroft Road – closing the London Road with Bancroft Road junction.

Sewer upgrades on Lincoln Street (near the Railway Station car park) are ongoing. We anticipate that the upgrades will be completed by Friday 31st August. Lincoln Street is not closed and two-way traffic can make its way around our excavation.

Connection works on Mill Gate have begun. A road closure will be in place between Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf. Both Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf remain open but the junction with Pelham Street is closed.

For the duration of these works, two-way traffic will be able to enter and leave Mill Gate via each end of the closure; Lombard Street and Southfield Terrace.

On Queens Road we have been working under temporary traffic lights, on a small section of sewer near the Mount School. On Tuesday 28th August we will reinstate this section and remove the temporary lights.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

On Sleaford Road work has begun to uncover the shaft (21) and prepare it for the upcoming connection work. Following this we will replace sewers on Lawrence Street.

As we mentioned last week, during this work we need to close the junctions with Lawrence Street and Wellington Road.

On Harcourt Street, tunnelling towards the Vernon Street Shaft is progressing very well. We expect the drive to be completed by the beginning of September. To ensure that the drive continues at its present pace and to avoid shutting the machine down for three days, the team will work over the Bank Holiday weekend.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and we are on target to be finished at this shaft in September, making way for our open cut team to begin.

Shaft 5, just inside the Navigation Pub car park on Mill Gate is being prepared for the upcoming ‘open cut’ work in the junction with Pelham. This work begins on 20th August and will last for around 4 weeks. This is also to make connections to the tunnel and shaft we have recently constructed.

Other News

On Wednesday 29th August members of our project team will available to talk to residents and members of the public regarding upcoming sewer replacement work in the North of Newark (Wolsey Road Area).

If you would like to speak to a member of our team we will be at the Church of Promise, Winthorpe Road Baptist Church, Winthorpe Rd. Newark Notts NG24 2AA. We will be available between 2pm and 7pm.

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update 17th August 2018

Hello all,

Headlines this week…

Ø Beacon Hill Road is now open and Friary Road has been returned to its original layout.

Ø Windsor Road is closed at the junction with Boundary Road roundabout while work takes place to reinstate the roundabout.

Ø Sleaford Road will close on 20th August for 14 weeks.

Ø Mill Gate will close on 20th August for 4 weeks.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Now that Beacon Hill Road has reopened we are able to complete sewer connection work on Sleaford Road (Road diversions will be in place via Beacon Hill Road). These works will begin on 20th August. Sleaford Road will be impassable to vehicles between the Friary Road roundabout and Wellington Road. Wellington Road will be closed for the duration of these works

Roundabout reinstatement has begun at the Albert Street/Boundary Road roundabout. Windsor Road will remain closed while the work takes place (estimated three weeks).

Sewer replacement work on Eton Avenue will cross the junction with Elizabeth Road on the week commencing 27th August, necessitating the closure of this junction.

Our sewer replacement works on London Road edged forward on Monday. Vehicles entering and exiting Falstone Avenue now do so from the back end of our works. During the next and final section of this stretch of sewer works we will close the end of Bancroft Road to make connections and construct new gullies.

Sewer upgrades on Lincoln Street (near the Railway Station car park) have begun. We anticipate that the upgrades will take around two weeks to complete and two-way traffic will be maintained throughout.

Connection works on Mill Gate will begin on 20th August. A road closure will be in place between Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf. Both Mill Lane and Huddlestones Wharf will remain open but the junction with Pelham Street will be closed.

For the duration of these works, two-way traffic will be able to enter and leave Mill Gate via each end of the closure; Lombard Street and Southfield Terrace.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

On Sleaford Road work will begin to uncover the shaft, and prepare it for the upcoming ‘pipe jack’ drive. This drive will go up Lawrence Street to create new sewer pipes that will eventually connect with the existing sewers.

As we mentioned last week, during this work we need to close the junctions with Lawrence Street and Wellington Road.

On Harcourt Street, tunnelling towards the Vernon Street Shaft has begun. This tunnel will take around 3 weeks to complete. After this our Vernon Street shaft will be demobilised and covered over. The tunnelling machine will be refurbished and begin again from Harcourt Street to London Road.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and we are on target to be finished at this shaft in September, making way for our open cut team to begin.

Shaft 5, just inside the Navigation Pub car park on Mill Gate is being prepared for the upcoming ‘open cut’ work in the junction with Pelham. This work begins on 20th August and will last for around 4 weeks. This is also to make connections to the tunnel and shaft we have recently constructed.

What’s happening at our clean water sites?

Instalation of the new ‘clean water’ inlet/outlet pipes continue.

10th August Update

We are pleased to say the launch of our new newsletter format was very successful and well received. We will be continuing with this format from now on.

Headlines this week…

Ø Resurfacing will take place on Beacon Hill Road on the 15th August

Ø Windsor Road will be closed at the junction with Boundary Road from 13th August for the duration of the roundabout reinstatement

Ø We will have temporary lights on Queens Road whilst we make connections to our shaft in the playing field of The Mount School

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

Beacon Hill Road is finishing imminently, with resurfacing work to take place on the 15th August. Residents have been notified that this will be happening. Once we have finished we will leave this site and re open the road to the public.

As Beacon Hill Road reopens, we will be closing Sleaford Road on the 20th August. This closure is to gain access to the previously constructed shaft. We need to connect up the new pipes we have been laying in the surrounding areas.

Our work on Eton Avenue has picked up some pace over the last couple of weeks. We have almost reached the end of our work here; joining back up where we started at the junction with Elizabeth Road. In the next few weeks we will move to close the end of Elizabeth Road, we will keep residents updated when this happens.

Work on London Road will move up for the penultimate time on Monday, swapping traffic from Falstone Avenue to exit behind our works as opposed to in front. When we move up for the final time we will be closing the end of Bancroft Road to make connections and construct new gullies.

Starting on the 14th August, we will be working on Lincoln Street for around two weeks. This is work to upgrade the existing sewers here. We will be maintaining two way traffic around our work area.

We will also begin the reinstatement of Boundary Road roundabout on the 13th August. This work will take around 3 weeks. We will be using 4 ways lights to create a safe working area for our work force. Windsor Road will be closed at this junction to enable to work to be carried out safely.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

On Sleaford Road work will begin to uncover the shaft, and prepare it for the upcoming ‘pipe jack’ drive. This drive will go up Lawrence Street to create new sewer pipes that will eventually connect with the existing sewers.

As we mentioned last week, during this work we need to close the junctions with Lawrence Street and Wellington Road.

On Harcourt Street, tunnelling towards the Vernon Street Shaft will begin on Monday. This tunnel will take around 3 weeks to complete. After this our Vernon Street shaft will be demobilised and covered over. The tunnelling machine will be refurbished and begin again from Harcourt Street to London Road.

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling demobilisation is going well and we are on target to be finished with this shaft in September, making way for our open cut team to begin.

Shaft 5, just inside the Navigation Pub car park on Mill Gate is being prepared for the upcoming ‘open cut’ work in the junction with Pelham. This work begins on 20th August and will last for around 4 weeks. This is also to make connections to the tunnel and shaft we have recently constructed.

What’s happening at our clean water sites?

The directional drilling taking place at our clean water site is going well.

Directional drilling consists of a large drill piece being directed, in this case, under the A1. You may have noticed lane closures in the past few weeks. This is so the engineer can track the drill and make sure it is on target. Once out the other side, a pipe is attached and pulled back through the newly formed hole. This will then be connected to other new water pipes coming from Beacon Heights Reservoir.

3rd August Update

Newark Waste and Water improvement Project: Weekly Update

Headlines this week…

Ø Beacon Hill Road to reopen on 17th August.

Ø Friary Road to be reinstated and returned to its original configuration by 8pm on 12th August.

Ø Bede House Lane to reopen on 13th August.

Ø Sleaford Road to close between Friary Road roundabout and Wellington Street on 20th August.

Ø Mill Gate to close at the junction of Pelham Street. Huddlestones Wharf and Mill Lane will remain open.

Ø Directional drilling beneath the A1 near Staple Lane: First of two pipes are in place.

Ø Boundary Road round about to be reinstated; work starts on 13th August.

What’s happening on our ‘open cut’ sewer replacement sites?

We are no longer working on Windsor Avenue; the rolling road block is now completely located on Eton Avenue as the team edges closer to Elizabeth Road. We hope to be able to reopen Eton Court within the next 10 days. Some of our plant remains on the verge near Devon Road (this is to avoid taking up more carriageway).

Work on London Road is progressing ahead of schedule and those driving past the site will see that we are now tantalisingly close to Bancroft Road (the end of this phase of work on London Road).

We are using the Massey Street/Barnby Gate Coal Yard as a base of operations for open cut teams working in the locality. We have been paying special attention to the site during the hot, dry weather using sprinklers for dust suppression.

With work on Beacon Hill Road now drawing to a close, the next two weeks will be a hive of activity as final works and reinstatement take place. Beacon Hill Road will reopen on 17th August.

Once Beacon Hill Road has been reinstated we will then be able to move back onto Sleaford Road on 20th August, to complete connections and sewer upgrades. We will also need to upgrade the sewers on Lawrence Street.

While the work on Sleaford Road takes place, we will need to close the junction of Wellington road with Sleaford Road. See plans below.

Work on Mill Gate to make shaft connections will begin on 20th August. This will involve a closure at the junction with Pelham Street. See the plan below.

The Boundary Road roundabout reinstatement will begin on 13th August. This is a particularly difficult job as the roundabout has five legs.

In order to work safely we will close the junction of Windsor Road with the roundabout. The other legs will be under 4-way traffic lights. Work will be completed before the end of the school summer holidays.

What’s happening at our ‘shafts and tunnels sites’?

On Harcourt Street, tunnelling towards the Vernon Street Shaft has now begun. Separation plant, crane and associated plant is in place to support construction of the tunnel. We are looking at a November finish date for tunnelling from this location (including both Vernon and London Road tunnels).

At Shaft 6, near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate the tunnelling team continue to complete finishing works inside the tunnel. We hope to complete shaft work at this location for the end of September.

Meanwhile, at Shaft 5, just inside the Navigation Pub car park on Mill Gate, preparations for the upcoming connection works are taking place.

What’s happening at our clean water sites?

We have been using a method called ‘directional drilling’ to pull new clean water pipes beneath the A1. The first of these pipes was installed yesterday.

27th June Update

This week we have several important updates with work finishing in some places and beginning in others.

Please see the website traffic diversion tab for traffic diversions and also plans below showing the exact locations of upcoming work.

During August we will be making some significant changes to Beacon Hill Road and the surrounding area as some works are completed and others commence.

4th & 5th August - Friary Road & Sherwood Avenue will be closed between Barnby Gate & Magnus Street (8pm Saturday to 8pm Sunday) in order to remove the temporary chicane.

6th, 7th & 8th August - Friary Road will be open as normal but with a temporary road surface.

9th & 10th August - Friary Road will be open with temporary traffic signals in use while we reinstate the pedestrian refuges.

11th & 12th August - Friary Road & Sherwood Avenue will be closed between Barnby Gate & Magnus Street (8pm Saturday to 8pm Sunday) in order to resurface the road and put on the white lines.

13th August - Bede House Lane will be re-opened.

16th August - Beacon Hill Road re-surfaced

17th August - Beacon Hill Road will be re-opened

20th August - Sleaford Road will be closed between the Wellington Road and Friary Road junction. The diversion route will be via Beacon Hill Road and Friary Road. In order to maintain traffic flow on Beacon Hill Road it will be necessary to re-impose the parking restrictions on one side of Beacon Hill Road (Cross Street side) as we did during the previous Sleaford Road closure.

Mid October – Wellington Road will be re-surfaced

Mid October – Sleaford Road will be re-opened and all roads and parking will return to normal.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

We are currently working across the junction of Eton Avenue with Eton Court. Tempoary vehicle access has been provided for residents via Hawton Road.

London Road

Work on London Road continues towards Bancroft Road.

Beacon Hill Road

See the above information regarding Beacon Hill Road. A team will work through the weekend to ensure that work on Beacon Hill Road is completed by 17th August.

Shafts and Tunnels

Weekend working will take place at Shaft 6 (Mill Gate) and Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

Harcourt Street (Shaft 26)

The tunnelling machine has arrived onsite and the separation plant is in place. Tunnelling will begin on 30th July.

Please see details of upcoming work below.

Update Friday 20th July

Another hot, dry week in Newark. All sites are progressing well and our teams are working hard, despite the temperatures.

Shafts and Tunnels Update

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Finishing works at Shaft 1 continues.

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate near the Spring House Pub)

Finishing works are still in progress; we are preparing to cover over the shaft and make way for our open cut team to come in, in the autumn.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

The last few weeks at shaft 7 have been focused on the final concrete finishes cross the TPS, with the mechanical and electrical side taking a slight step back briefly.

Shaft 20 (Mount School Playing Field)

This shaft is now being prepared to be covered over. Finishing work is taking place and will be restored to its previous state once we have completed at this location.

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

Shaft 25 has had a rise in activity this week as we prepare the site for tunnelling. This shaft is where the tunnelling machine will be taken out after its journey from Harcourt Street.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

With the tunnelling getting ever closer from this site it is becoming busier. Machinery and specialist plant are due to arrive in preparation for the beginning of the drive.

Shaft 28 (Beacon Hill Road/Friary Road)

Over the weekend we will be working at this site to make a key sewer connection to the newly constructed shaft. The open cut teams have laid pipes all the way up the length of Beacon Hill Road and are now at a crucial part, where the connection needs to be made. We are also undertaking some CCTV rehab work in the junction with Friary Road.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

Eton Avenue is progressing well and we are on track to close the entrance to Eton Court next week. A temporary access for the residents of Eton Court has been arranged.

London Road

This week we have moved our fences up to include the junction of Falstone Avenue. We have made a temporary access for residents.

Beacon Hill Road

Our open cut team has reached a crucial part of the project, they need to make a key sewer connection into the shaft located here. They will be working over the weekend to complete this.

Update Friday 13th July

On Thursday, the Iseki tunnelling machine that has been making its way from Shaft 20 (in the Mount School playground) to a section of the main tunnel beneath the North Gate with Queens Road junction arrived.

The team worked into the evening, deep below ground to complete one of the trickiest manoeuvres in the entire project. During the run up to the breakthrough we reinforced a side section of the tunnel by spraying concrete around the area through which the machine would emerge (this is called an eye). Tunnelling into an existing tunnel is a rare occurrence and much planning went into this before the engineers were certain that their proposals would work.

Once at the section of reinforced tunnel, the machine driver progressed forwards, very, very slowly. Teams inside the main tunnel carefully removed tunnel segments in sections, maintaining the integrity of the structure.

Below, you will see photographs of the breakthrough. You may notice straw lying on the floor of the tunnel. Known as ‘fluffing the eye’, straw has traditional been used in tunnelling to allow water to exit a tunnel whilst holding back ground/earth. It is important for the water to have an escape route as if there is no drainage available pressure can build dangerously.

In some ways, the hardest part of the procedure will take place today as the team now need to dismantle the machine underground, remove it via Shaft 6 (which is around 1.5km away) and lift the machine out of the shaft in 3 sections, using large cranes.

A complicated system of pulleys, blocks and tackle will be used to manoeuvre the 7 tonne sections of machine from one tunnel to another and then the remaining distance to the exit shaft at Mill Gate. We are incredibly proud of the engineering, ingenuity and hard work that the team have shown during this breakthrough.

More pictures of the breakthrough and removal process will be added below as the day goes on.

Below you can see two members of our team preparing the eye for breakthrough. You can also see two pictures from inside the main tunnel and of course the breakthrough itself.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

We are currently working between Devon Road and Eton Court, with our pumps situated on the junction of Windsor Avenue with Devon Road. On the 23rd July we will progress our site forwards across the junction of Eton Avenue with Eton Court and hope to be able to move our pumps with us, enabling us to reopen Devon Road.

London Road

The work on London Road is progressing well and next week we will be working between 78 London Road and the junction with Faltsone Avenue.

Beacon Hill Road

Next week we will move our site forwards towards Friary Road, into what will essentially be the final section of work. The team will need to connect the new open cut laid sewer to the shaft that we have constructed at the Beacon Hill/Friary Road junction.

Shafts and Tunnels

Shaft 1 (Quibells Lane)

Internal tunnel works continue. The tunnel now looks more like a giant sewer pipe than a subway/tube tunnel as electronics and rail crossings are removed, piece by piece.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

The terminal pumping station continues to develop. Weekend working will take place on Saturday 14th July.


Shaft 20 (Mount School Play Area on Queens Road)

Tunnelling activity here is now complete. Demobilization will now commence.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Tunnelling from Harcourt Street is now imminent. The machine which is being removed via shaft 6 will be refurbished and sent to Harcourt Street in the next two/three weeks.

Shaft 28 (Beacon Hill Road)

Reinstatement of the pit near shaft 28 will be completed by Wednesday of next week. At this point, the open cut sewer connections can take place.

Update 6th July

After another warm week, a win for England in Russia and the removal of the temporary traffic lights on North Gate, spirits are high across Newark. We are very pleased that the North Gate with Queens Road junction has now reverted to its pre-shaft works configuration and traffic is flowing well.

Barriers on Lovers Lane were removed without fuss and the North Gate, Lombard, Castle Gate run is flowing without issue.

Clean Water Update

We needed to undertake some work on the Albert Street water valve this week, necessitating a short section of Albert Street being temporarily made one-way. This work went without issue and has been completed ahead of schedule in under 1 week. We done to the guys on site who worked as swiftly as possible in hot conditions.

The clean water team had also been working on Lawrence place last week, unfortunately due to national water shortages they were forced to pull off early without completing the mains work. They will return to this location to complete the works when the national bans are lifted. The excavation has been backfilled and the road is reopen.

Shafts and Tunnels Update

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Finishing works at Shaft 1 continues. At the moment we are dismantling rail track inside the tunnel and progressing with internal grouting of the tunnel segments.

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate near the Spring House Pub)

As at Shaft 1, finishing work continues. Much of the work is underground at this point of the project.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

The terminal pumping station now looks like a pumping station! The impressive structure now towers over the 18m deep shaft.

Shaft 20 (Mount School Playing Field)

Some finishing work is taking place at this location.

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

I am very please to say that with tunnelling due to commence towards the end of this month (from Harcourt Street to Vernon Street) activity at this shaft is due to commence on Monday 9th July. Initially there will be a small presence at the Vernon Street Shaft as they prepare for reception of the Harcourt Street machine.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Small pockets of work have begun at Harcourt Street as tunnelling preparations begin.

Shaft 28 (Beacon Hill Road/Friary Road)

Work at this shaft is almost complete. The next phase of Open Cut Sewer replacement will begin shortly and the two sections of sewer will be connected. We anticipate that both pieces of work will be complete by the end of August. At this point reinstatement of Friary Road and Beacon Hill Road will take place.

Open cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

On Monday of this week we progressed our working area on Windsor/Eton up to the junction of Eton Court.

Beacon Hill Road

At the moment our working area on Beacon Hill Road runs from Eastern Avenue (open to vehicles) up to Wellington Road (closed). In the next section of work, we will be joining up the newly laid sewers with the shaft near Friary Road.

London Road

We are currently working on London Road between Elm Avenue and number 76/78 London Road. On Monday 16th of July we will progress towards Falstone Avenue, releasing driveways as we move forwards. Whilst Falstone Avenue will not be closed to vehicles we will need to close half of the junction with London Road at a time as we pass across the entrance.

Update 29th June

Today marks the end of another important section of out town centre works. Shaft 2, located at the North Gate with Queens Road junction was by far the most difficult and complicated shaft to complete with many different sewer pipes converging in the same location. Last week, with shaft work complete, we began to reinstate the junction. This week we have worked alongside Nottinghamshire County Highways as they reinstated the original lights. As of 3.30pm today this junction has been fully returned to its original format.

In addition to the Shaft 2 reinstatement the barriers on Lovers Lane have been removed.

Shafts and Tunnels Update

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Work at this location is mainly confined to inside the tunnel, with fixings and grouting taking place underground.

Shafts 2,3 and 4 – North Gate, Castle Gate and Lombard Street.

As of 3.30pm today, Shaft 2 has been fully returned to its original highway. Temporary lights will have gone and our workforce will depart. Casltle Gate and Lombard Street Shafts have already been reinstated.

At the Castle Gate roundabout and splitter Island, turfing will take place next week. This will then be followed by the replanting of the flower beds.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate – Navigation Pub Car Park)

Work continues at Shaft 5.

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate near the Spring House Pub)

As at Shaft 1, work is focused underground within the tunnel.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

The terminal pumping station progresses every day and we look forward to testing the pumps in a few months time.

Shaft 20 (Mount School Playing Field)

Finishing work is currently taking place at this shaft.

Shaft 24 (Barnby Gate Coal Yard)

This shaft is currently being used as a compound

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

Work is suspended at this location until the Harcourt Street tunnelling machine is launched.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Teams will be onsite on Monday and Tuesday to prepare for the arrival of the tunnelling machine.

Shaft 28 (Beacon Hill Road with Friary Road junction)

Work on the ‘timber head’ (not unlike a mineshaft) is drawing to a close.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Beacon Hill Road

We are now working up to Wellington Road. Eastern Terrace and The Close have reopened.

London Road

Work on London Road continues with traffic lights in place. We are now located juct past the entrance to Elm Avenue, with our site extending up to number 78 London Road.

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

By early next week we will have released more driveways on Windsor Avenue and pulled forward on Eton Avenue up to Eton Court.

Lawrence Street with Lawrence Place junction.

The water diversion on Lawrence Street has taken slightly longer than planned, mainly due to the large number of parked cars which initially hampered our progress.

Update 22nd June 2018

The Castle Gate and Lombard Street route through town has been returned to normal use this week with traffic flowing almost as it did before the one-way-system. Next Friday (29th June) the temporary traffic lights on North Gate will be removed and the North Gate – Castle Gate – Lombard Street strip will be as it was before we began shaft work.

Over the next few weeks you might see our workforce or those of Newark and Sherwood District Council putting finishing touches to flower beds or pavements but in the main the work here is complete.

Shafts and Tunnels Update

Shafts 1 and 7 (Quibell’s Lane and Crankley Point)

Work to construct the Terminal Pumping Station and Crankley Point continues as does below ground demobilization of the main tunnel at Shaft 1.

Shaft 2 (North Gate with Queens Road Junction)

On Tuesday 26th June, Nottinghamshire County Highways will begin preparations to turn off the temporary lights at this junction and prepare to turn on the original traffic lights. By Friday 29th June the original lights will in place.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate – Navigation Pub Car Park)

Work continues at this location

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate – Near Spring House Pub)

We had planned to conduct night work within the tunnel near to Shaft 6 next week but this work has been postponed for the time being.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

We are awaiting the arrival of the tunnelling machine.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue and Eton Avenue

We continue to progress towards our end goal on Eton Avenue, where the Open Cut programme in Hawtonville originally began.

Beacon Hill Road

We have now reopened access to the Close and Eastern Terrace. If entering either cul de sac please do so from the Cross-Street end of Beacon Hill Road. Wellington Road is closed while we lay sewer pipes near the junction with Beacon Hill Road.

Lawrence Street /Lawrence Place

Water diversion work continues in the junction of Lawrence Street with Laurence Place.

London Road

Our working area will extend from Elm Avenue to number 78 London Road from Monday. We will use traffic lights to move vehicles around our works, with one lane remaining open.


End of the One-Way - System! Update 15th June 2018

I am happy to report that the one-way system on Castle Gate has been removed, ahead of schedule and in time for the Newark Festival. With two days to spare of our 17-week programme, we have worked hard to complete the shaft work and reinstatement to ensure that two-way traffic was returned for one of the most important weekends in Newark’s calendar.

Barriers have also been removed from Cater Gate, specifically near the Oden Cinema on London Road. We are grateful to the people of Newark for their support and patience while the large scale civil engineering works took place.

Shafts and Tunnels

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Demobilisation and finishing works within the main tunnel continue.

Shaft 2 (North Gate/Queens Road junction)

Almost complete, work here has tunred to reinstatement.

Shaft 3 (Castle Gate)

The shaft and associated connections are now complete and normal road useage is in place.

Shaft 4(Lombard Street/Mill Gate junction)

The shaft and connection work is complete and the carriageway reinstated. The junction is reopened to vehicles. Some cosmetic reinstatement remains in the verge but this will be completed without disruption to vehicles.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate)

Shaft work continues at this site with a late summer end date in sight.

Shaft 6 ( Mill Gate near Spring House Pub)

As at Shaft 1, demobilisation and finishing works inside the tunnel continue.

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

No change at this site as we await tunnelling machine

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

The shaft is now prepared for tunnelling and we await the machine.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Lawrence Street, Lawrence Place and Welbeck Avenue

Our clean water team will begin water diversion work on the junction of Lawrence Place with Lawrence Street on Monday 18th June. There will be a small road closure on Lawrence Place for two weeks. During the diversion work Lawrence Street will be closed at its junction with Lawrence Place.

From the 25th June the work on Lawrence Place will extend towards Sydney Street and as such traffic lights will be in place for around 7 days on Cliff Nook and Sydney Street.

London road

Traffic lights remain in place near Newton Street. Our work currently straddles the junction of Elm Avenue with London Road.

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

Work continues to progress with our fence line now extended up to 4 Eton Avenue. Devon Road remains closed at the junction with Windsor Avenue.

8th June Update

After 9 months of tunnelling, 17 weeks of shaft construction and connection work we plan on removing the Castle Gate one-way system during the early hours of Friday 15th June.

We are working hard with Nottinghamshire County Highways to reinstate the Beast Market Hill roundabout, splitter islands and all associated street furniture which need to be wired and re-connected.

Electrical work is scheduled for Mon 11th & Tue 12th June, through our fencing you will begin to see familiar lighting and road furniture returning to their original locations. Final touches will be put in place on the 13th and 14th, including the arrival of topsoil for the roundabout and splitter islands.

Our current traffic management and one-way system will then be withdrawn in the early hours of Friday 15th with a view to normal service resuming by 6am.

The free shuttle bus will continue to run until end of service on Saturday 16th June. Normal bus services will return to their pre-one-way system format from Monday 18th June. We would recommend that anyone unsure of when or where to catch their bus, should contact their usual service provider.

Castle Gate One-Way-System

Shafts 3 and 4 (Beast Market Hill and Lombard Street) will be reinstated over the next few days ready for the removal of the one-way system. Please see the two photographs below, which show shaft 3 before and after the cover slab was installed.

From 6am on Friday 15th the Beat Market Hill roundabout will be back in full operation and the Mill Gate with Lombard Street junction will be reopened with vehicles able to exit onto Lombard Street from Mill Gate.

In order to compete all finishing works our teams will work Saturday and Sunday at Shafts 2 and 3.

The photograph below shows the workforce finishing off the covers to Shaft 3. Next week the road will be reinstated, the power supply to the roundabout will be restored and the road re-opened.

Hidden below these covers is an 8m chamber which leads to a drop pipe which falls a further 8m into our new tunnel.

The old sewer pipe can be seen at the top of the second photograph. When we are ready to put the tunnel into use (August) we will return to Shaft 3 (no traffic control required) and take the top off this old sewer. Then, when there is a big storm, the sewer will spill over into the tunnel instead of bursting out in peoples gardens.

Shafts and Tunnels

Harcourt Street

Over the last two weeks we have been working hard to prepare the shaft for tunnelling. We expect tunnelling to commence in around 2/3 weeks’ time.

Open Cut Works

Beacon Hill Road

Work is moving quicker than expected on Beacon Hill Road and we will now extend our fence line up to The Close. Unfortunately, while we move past The Close we will not be able to maintain vehicle access to driveways. Access will be affected for up to two weeks.

Access to Eastern Terrace will not be affected.

London Road

We have now reinstated access to the Cemetery from London Road and closed the junction to Elm Avenue.

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

The beginning of our working area is now touching Eton Avenue. We are steadily pushing towards Elizabeth Road, where our work in Hawtonville began.


1st June Update

With less than three weeks to go until the end of the one-way system, we are busily preparing for reinstatement of our shaft sites.

We have begun reinstatement of the Beast Market Hill roundabout and various back filling and finishing works are now taking place. Next week we will start resurfacing on several of our sites and we look forward to reopening the town centre strip to its original layout.

We appreciate the patience and understanding that the people of Newark have shown while our work has taken place. The sewer upgrade has been a huge undertaking for both Severn Trent Water and BNM Alliance and we have worked hard to keep Newark moving whilst the civil engineering project has taken place.

Hundreds of operatives, miners, engineers, plant operators, designers and support staff have worked in some cases around the clock to ensure the work is delivered at the highest possible standard in a time efficient manner.

One Way System Update

With tunnelling now complete on the main drive, focus turns towards finishing works and reinstatement at Shafts 3 and 4 (Castle Gate and Lombard Street).

We are aware that there was a build-up of traffic in Newark on Wednesday. This was largely due to an accident on the Kelham roundabout rather than our works. Unfortunately, when waiting times at the North Gate with Queens Road lights increase (on this occasion due to people avoiding the accident) some people will lose patience and attempt to jump the lights. This disrupts the light sequence and causes increased waiting times for everyone else.

Shafts 1 and 6 (Quibell’s Lane and Mill Gate – Near Farndon Road)

Work at both shafts is centred around demobilisation and internal finishing works on the tunnel.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

The Terminal Pumping Station continues to progress.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate – Navigation Pub Car Park)

Work is progressing swiftly at this shaft. We have an anticipated August finish date for this location.

Shafts 20 and 2 (Mount School Playing Field and North Gate/Queens Road junction)

Tunnelling is currently taking place from shaft 20 to shaft 2.

Shafts 24 and 25 (Barnby Gate Coal Yard and Vernon Street)

No change at these locations. Vernon Street remains closed at the junction with Barnby Gate.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Work on Harcourt Street has resumed this week at preparations for tunnelling begin.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Beacon Hill Road

Work has resumed on Beacon Hill Road.

Bancroft Road

Sewer replacement work is complete on Bancroft Road and only some final finishing works will be taking place.

London Road

We have begun sewer replacement works on London Road and our working area currently stretches from the entrance to the London Road Cemetery up to Elm Avenue.

Bank Holiday Update 25th May

We would like to thank the Mill Gate Conservation Society for their kind hospitality in welcoming myself, Tim Sawyer and Nick Wallace of Severn Trent to their meeting on Tuesday. We were able to explain the work we have been doing in Newark and learn more about the rich history of the town. Although at first glance sewer replacement works may not appear to be historically important, sanitation has played a vital role in Newark’s and indeed the United Kingdom’s development. Fresh water and good sanitation have arguably played a larger role in the betterment of the nation’s general health than modern medicine.

Poor sanitation is linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Across the world, 2.3 billion people still do not have basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines. Some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation, a United Nations report has warned, calling on countries to do more to fulfil these basic human needs. (World Health Organisation 2017)

According to a United Nations report, safe, clean water is also in short supply. Of the 2.1 billion people globally, who do not have safely managed water, 844 million do not have even a basic drinking water service. ((WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) joint report, Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: 2017 Update and Sustainable Development Goal Baselines).

This includes 263 million people who have to spend over 30 minutes per trip collecting water from sources outside the home, and 159 million who still drink untreated water from surface water sources, such as streams or lakes.

Open cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue and Eton Avenue

We are beginning to pull away from Windsor Avenue and move into Eton Avenue as our rolling road block progresses towards the pumping station on Eton Avenue where we first began our work.

Before we begin laying new pipes on Eton Avenue we need to lay a temporary pump pipe. The pipe will run in front of 1-7 Eton Avenue. The pump itself will be located on the nearby grass verge.

Hawtonville Resurfacing

On the 29th and 30th May, road resurfacing will take place in Hawtonville.

The roads to be resurfaced are: Forster Avenue, Philip Road, Fairfax Avenue, Churchill Drive and Jersey Street. See the plan below which shows the order in which the roads will be resurfaced. On the 31st May we will then replace road markings. We do not need to close roads whilst ‘white lining’ takes place.

Blue: On the 29th May, we require these roads be clear of all vehicles.

Red: On the 30th May, we require these roads to be clear of all vehicles

Bancroft Road

Work on Bancroft Road is almost complete. All of our machinery and associated equipment will be removed from the area by the second week of June

London Road

The water diversion work on London road is now complete.

From the 29th May sewer replacement works on London Road will commence. The first section of road we will be working in runs between the main entrance of the London Road and Polish War Grave Cemetery and Elm Avenue.

For approximately 7 days access to the cemetery will be via Elm Avenue.

We will move along London Road, in sections, using one lane (Cemetery side of the road). Our work will take place under traffic lights and will progress towards Bancroft Road where it will meet with the newly constructed Bancroft Road sewers.

Shafts and Tunnels

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Work to demobilise the main tunnel continues. We are also continuing finishing works to the 3kilometres of tunnel.

Shaft 2 (Queen’s Road with North Gate junction)

One of our more complicated shafts, a tunnelling machine is currently on its way here from the Mount School Shaft (Shaft 20). The tunnel at this location will require reinforcing as the machine will bore into the tunnel itself.

Shaft 3 (Castle Gate)

‘We are pleased to report that our works on Castle Gate are progressing slightly ahead of schedule and as a result we are now ready to make changes to the traffic management that has been in place since 19th February.

On Tuesday 29th May (5am to 7am) we will move the fencing at the Beast Market Hill roundabout to re-open the outbound carriageway. As a result, vehicles wishing to turn right onto Beast Market Hill from Bar Gate will now travel around the roundabout as they did before works commenced.

The existing 2-way traffic flow on the inbound carriageway will be removed and reduced to a single lane.

These changes will allow us to reinstate the roundabout whilst maintaining traffic flow.

PLEASE NOTE THE CASTLE GATE 1-WAY SYSTEM WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL 15th JUNE.

Shaft 4 (Lombard Street with Mill Gate junction)

Work at this shaft is progressing well and archaeologists have completed their investigations at this location.

Shaft 5 (Navigation Pub and Business Centre Car Park)

The shaft has progressed quickly, those passing the shaft will be able to see the jacks and top rings from the roadside. Vehicle access to the businesses will be via Huddlestones Wharf while the shaft is in place.

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate, near the Spring House Pub)

Out teams continue to remove machinery, electronics and associated pant from the shaft.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

Please see the Crankley Point tab on our website for an update on the Terminal Pumping Station

Shaft 20 (Mount School Playing Field – Queens Road)

Teams continue to operate the pipe jacking tunnel boring machine from this location.

Shaft 24 (Barnby Gate Coal Yard)

The compound is currently our base of operations for the open cut sewer replacement work on Beacon Hill Road.

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

The shaft is not currently active as we are awaiting the arrival of the machine that is presently beneath Queens Road. Once the Queens Road to North Gate tunnel drive is complete the machine will be refurbished (refurbishment takes around one week) and sent to Harcourt Street. From Harcourt Street it will tunnel to the Vernon Street shaft.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

As described above, tunnelling from Harcourt Street will begin in mid-June. From Tuesday next week specialist crews will begin work to prepare the shaft for tunnelling and set up tunnelling equipment.

18th May Update

We are moving ever closer to the end of the one – way system and the reinstatement of normal traffic flow between Beast Market Hill and Lombard Street. Over the coming weeks, work will intensify as connection are made between the old and new sewers. This week you might have seen the removal of various parts of Siege Breaker from Shaft 6 (Mill Gate).

Below you can see some photographs of the removal of Siege Breaker from Shaft 6

Shafts and Tunnels

Shaft 1 Quibell’s Lane

Following from tunnel completion we are now removing associated plant and equipment.

Shaft 2 (North Gate/Queens Road junction)

The team are preparing for the arrival of the tunnelling machine from Shaft 2 (Queens Road) Once the machine arrives it will bore into the main tunnel and be removed via Shaft 6.

Shaft 3 (Beast Market Hill)

Work to connect the existing sewers to the new tunnel is underway.

Shaft 4 (junction of Mill Gate and Lombard Street)

Work to connect the existing sewers to the new tunnel is underway. On Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd May we will extend our excavation to uncover the connection pit. During this work we will need additional plant and machinery onsite. Due to the limited space on this section of Mill Gate our vehicles may occasionally block the entrance to the Mill Gate Apartments. Residents have been informed and told who to contact on and off site should they need us to provide access.

Shaft 5 (Navigation Pub car park, Mill Gate)

Work to construct Shaft 5 is underway. We have dug out our working area and have begun to construct the shaft rings.


Photographs below show Shafts 3 and 4 respectively. If you look closely you will be able to see the existing sewers which pass through the shafts. In shaft 3, the existing sewers are to the right and in shaft 4, to the left.

The sewers are live and when the shaft connections are complete the top of the existing sewers will be removed. This will allow waste to spill out, into the shaft in times of high flow. To the right on Shaft 4 and the left on shaft 3, you will see the top of the drop pipes. At the moment the pipes are capped off.

Once the shaft and tunnel go live, the drop pipe cap will be removed. Concrete channels, called benching (yet to be constructed) will encourage any overspill into the drop pipe, which will lead into the tunnels. From here the waste and water will travel along the tunnel to Crankley Point.

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate -Near Spring House Pub)

Segments of the tunnelling machine and associated equipment continue to be removed from Shaft 6.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

Work to construct the terminal pumping station continues at pace.

Shaft 20 (Queens Road – Mount School Playing Field)

Our pipe jacking machine is currently tunnelling from this location towards the main tunnel and Shaft 2.

Shaft 24 (Barnby Gate/Massey Street Coal Yard)

Tunnelling is complete at this location. The compound is now being used by the open cut teams based at Beacon Hill Road.

Shafts 25 and 26 (Vernon Street and Harcourt Street)

Work at both shafts is now contained to maintenance. Activity will resume for tunnelling works in early June.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

London Road

We will begin Sewer Replacement works on London Road on the 23rd May. The area we will replace runs from the entrance to the London Road Cemetery to Bancroft Road. As we reach Bancroft Road we will connect the two sets of new sewers.

Bancroft Road

We have moved into the final section of work on Bancroft Road. Our site now extends across Marton Road. Once this section of work is complete, we will begin the aforementioned London Road upgrades.

Windsor Avenue

Work on Windsor Avenue is nearing Eton Avenue, the starting point for our Hawtonville Sewer Replacement works.

11th May Update

Hello all,

This week has been busier than usual for our teams, mainly due to the breakthrough at Shaft 6 of the Siege Breaker tunnel boring machine. For ourselves, Severn Trent Water and the people of Newark this marks an important milestone and it signals that we are on track and working diligently towards our June completion date.

Just over 3 kilometres of tunnel now runs between Crankley Point Treatment works and the bottom of Mill Gate. Yesterday, the demobilisation of the machine began and Siege Breaker is being removed from the shaft, piece by piece.

We had attempted to live stream the break through using video links but unfortunately it took longer than expected to break through the last 7 meters of ground. Thank you to everyone who watched the video stream, especially those who came to the Civil War Centre at Newark Museum.

You can watch an edited version of the breakthrough here

On the same day that Siege Breaker arrived at Shaft 6, work began on Shaft 5 (also on Mill Gate – at the mouth of the Navigation Public House car Park). This shaft will be used to form connections between the old sewers on Mill Gate and the new tunnel.

Other important news this week includes the introduction of a vehicular barrier at the junction of Carter Gate with Barnby Gate.

Since the Castle Gate 1-way system came into effect we have been made aware of a number of vehicles using the pedestrianised area of Carter Gate as a short cut through town. In recent weeks this has increased to a level that posed a serious threat to pedestrian safety. Consequently, the Police, the Highway Authority and ourselves got together to discuss possible solutions.

As a result, Carter Gate was closed off today at its junction with Barnby Gate. It is now no longer possible to travel from Lombard Street to Appleton Gate via Carter Gate. We also closed of part of London Road car park as that too had become a popular rat run.

These restrictions will remain in place until the 1-way system is removed at the end of June.

See Siege Breaker partially emerged at shaft 6 below

Shafts And Tunnels

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Work at Shaft 1 has turned to demobilization now that the main tunnel drive is complete.

Shaft 2 (North Gate/Queens Road Junction)

This weekend we will be undertaking a concrete pour. We will need to pump any water from the existing sewer in order for the concrete to set. The tunnel is complete and now attention is focused on connecting the existing sewers to the tunnel via our connection shafts.

Shaft 3 (Castle Gate)

We are now constructing the chamber next to the shaft.

Shaft 4 (Lombard Street with Mill Gate Junction)

In a similar vein to Shaft 3 we are now constructing the chamber.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate – Navigation Pub Car Park)

Work has now begun at Shaft 5 which is in the mouth of the Navigation Pub car park. While the shaft work takes place, vehicle access to the car park and pub will be vie Huddlestone’s Wharf (bollards have been moved to create an access)

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate – Near the Spring House pub)

Siege Breaker broke though into Shaft 6 on Tuesday evening at around 6pm, later in the day than we would have hoped. Please follow this link to see a short video about the tunnel and the break though itself.

Shaft 20 (Mount School Car Park)

The Mount School Car Park, which was previously used to launch the Mount Mole has launched its second TBM. Now on its way to shaft 2 at North Gate, activity here is focused on the tunnel drive.

Shaft 23 (Beacon Hill Road)

You may have seen fencing near the junction of Beacon Hill Road with Sleaford Road. We were using pumps at this location to prevent water build up. This is no longer needed.

Shaft 24 (Barnby Gate Coal Yard)

This location is being used as a compound for both open cut and tunnelling operations.

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

Shaft 25 will be covered over and Vernon Street reopened once we have completed tunnelling from the shaft on Harcourt Street

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Tunnelling on Harcourt Street is due to begin in June.

Open Cut (Sewer Replacement)

Windsor Avenue

We have switched the access to De Caldwell Drive from the Eton Avenue side of Windsor Avenue to the Windsor Road side. We are steadily progressing towards Eton Avenue.

Bancroft Road

We have been able to release more driveway on Bancroft Road as we move towards Marton Road (where the upgrade will end)

London Road

At the moment, we have a clean water team working on London road near The Paddocks, they are diverting water pipes in preparation for the sewer replacement team.

May Bank Holiday Update

As we approach the final month of the one- way system we are very pleased with our progress and are well on the way to completion. The main tunnel is almost finished and Siege Breaker, our flagship TBM is due to break through at Shaft 6 (located at the end of Mill Gate, near the Spring House Pub) early next week. The 75m long tunnelling machine has made its way beneath Newark, passing by our town centre shafts along the way.

It will take up to a week to remove Siege Breaker from the shaft. Due to its size we will need to dismantle the machine into several pieces, before lifting it out in sections using a crane.

You may be aware that on Thursday afternoon there was an accidental pipe burst on Friary Road. Our teams worked through the night to repair the water main and we are very proud of the determination and tenacity that was shown by our operatives as they helped residents and worked to resolve the issue. We apologise for any disruption in water supply.

No work will take place on Bank Holiday Monday.

Shafts and Tunnels Update

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Shaft one was the starting point of our main tunnel drive (due to complete on Tuesday). Over the next coming weeks, we will be using this shaft to demobilise our tunnel after the TBM has broken through at Mill Gate.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

Please see the Terminal Pumping Station Tab on our website for this week’s update. www.bnmnewark.com

Shaft 2 (North Gate with Queens Road Junction)

Work at shaft two has been hampered by bad weather this week but, our teams are working hard to keep us on target. They have been using pumps to try and keep the water out of the excavations. The existing sewers at this location are the most complex on the town centre tunnel route.

Shaft 3 (Castle Gate)

Progress at Shaft 3 has been excellent. Once our work has been completed we will reinstate the roundabout and reopen the road fully to its original layout.

Shaft 4 (Lombard Street with Mill Gate)

This week at shaft 4 we have excavated down to base level and have poured the concrete base of the shaft. Continuing from this we will begin to build the shaft upwards with the concrete rings that you may have seen at the shaft 3 compound this week.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate – Navigation Business Centre and Public House Car Park)

On the 8th May construction will begin work on the shaft in the car park. All residents have been notified and we will be removing bollards to create a new access to the businesses that are located in this car park.


Shaft 6 (Mill Gate – Near the Spring House Pub)

Shaft 6 is ready to receive the tunnelling machine on Tuesday 9th May. The site teams have been working around the clock preparing for the arrival of the TBM. This will be a milestone point of the project for our team.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Progress continues at Shaft 26, with no weekend work planned this weekend.

Shaft 28 (Beacon Hill Road/Wellington Road junction)

This shaft has been covered over and the road has been reinstated. The road has been reopened to release some driveways back to resident, however it is not open to through traffic via Wellington Road or Sleaford Road. We are still undertaking work in the junction with Friary Road.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue and De Caldwell Drive

Next week we are planning to switch the access to De Caldwell Drive; this means access will be from Windsor Road only. We will be using traffic lights to manage the traffic flow, as we are now. Residents have been notified.

Work on Windsor Road continues. You may have noticed that we are in the process of swapping some of our machinery on this road for smaller versions. This is due to the depth of the excavations becoming shallower for the next section of work.

Beacon Hill Road

Our sewer works on Beacon Hill Road are progressing nicely. We have just moved our fence line up to the junction with Cross Street, access is not affected and this junction will remain open. We have tapered our fence line as to not block the access to businesses on this road.

Bancroft Road

Work is making steady progress along Bancroft Road.

We are currently putting together a plan to resurface all of the roads we have been working on in the south of Newark, we are hoping this will take place at the end of the month. You will be notified with a letter closer to the time as to when and how long for we will on your street.

London Road

On Tuesday work to divert water mains on London Road will commence. The clean water teams will work under traffic lights near 'The Paddocks' on London Road. We are not planning on blocking any driveways.

Update 28th April

We are pleased with the current progress our teams are making on the main tunnel route which begins near Crankley Point sewage treatment works and will end near the Spring House Pub on Mill Gate. Siege Breaker, the tunnel boring machine we are using to construct the 3km tunnel is currently approaching its destination and is expected to breakthrough at Shaft 6 (Next to the Spring House). We are on target to complete the main tunnel and associated shafts in June.

Due to the historic nature of Newark we have worked under an archaeological watching brief at several locations of historical interest. You might have seen in local media that we have discovered what is thought to be part of the original castle moat as our Shaft 3 site (next to the Castle).

Whilst we are always exited at the prospect of discovering artefacts and lost structures from years gone by, we are also conscious that should a major find be unearthed it would delay our progress. In the case of the moat find, we are happy to report that no delays to programme have been caused and a key mystery from Newark’s past has been uncovered.

Follow this link to the Newark Advertiser for their take on the find.

Yesterday due to an accident on the A1 Newark was particularly busy, the additional traffic made navigating across Newark difficult. In response to the additional pressure caused by people (understandably) trying to avoid the A1 delays we cancelled some planned works and halted any non-programme sensitive works that were causing an incursion into carriageways.

Shafts and Tunnels Update.

We will be working at the following locations this weekend:

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Shaft 2 (North Gate with Queen’s Road Junction)

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate/Victoria Road Junction)

Work at Shaft 2 is in preparation for the next planned tunnel drive which will begin at Shaft 20 (Inside our compound on the Mount School playing Field and end at Shaft 2)

This drive is expected to begin on 30th April.

Open Cut Works

Beacon Hill Road

We continue to have a road closure in place on Beacon Hill Road while we upgrade the sewer network between the funeral home and the Close. Last we saw some disruption to bin collections which we hope has now been resolved with the refuse collection services.

At the Friary Road end of Beacon Hill Road you have likely seen our crane in action, some changes have been made to the layout of our machinery and working area. Residents will still be able to get in and out of the junction.

Windsor Avenue

We anticipate moving past De Caldwell Drive in the next two weeks. We will be assessing access and the best way to positiBon our equipment to cause the least possible inconvenience for residents.

Bancroft Road

Work on Bancroft Road is progressing well and we anticipate an end date of the 23rd May.


20th April Update

We are now just over half way through our town centre works which are due to finish in mid-June. The changes made by Nottinghamshire County Council to light sequences at the North Gate with Queens Road junction seem to have reduced the issues reported by those observing vehicles jumping the lights. We would like to thank the Highways team for their help in resolving this issue.

Shafts and Tunnels Update

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

We will be working at shaft 1 this weekend, conducting our usual tunnel maintenance and also moving some materials ready for the following week. Residents near the site have been informed by letter of our intentions.

Shaft 7 (Crankley Point)

Please see the Terminal Pumping Station Tab for this week’s update.

Shaft 2 (North Gate with Queens Road Junction)

Work at this shaft is progressing steadily and we are pleased to note that the traffic jumping problem at the lights has reduced.

Shaft 3 (Castle Gate)

We are very happy with the progress currently made at this location. Traffic is moving smoothly past our works and no issues have been reported.

Shaft 4 (Lombard Street with Mill Gate)

Archaeologists have been on site this week and you may have seen them working into the evening.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate – Navigation Business Centre and Public House Car Park)

Work at this location is due to begin on the 8th May, 2018. The shaft will be constructed ‘off the highway’ and will not impact vehicles using Mill Gate. More information will follow. Residents and businesses on Mill gate have been informed.

Shaft 6 (Mill Gate – Near the Spring House Pub)

Our Tunnel Boring Machine, Siege Breaker is now moving along Mill Gate, on its way to Shaft 6. We anticipate that the machine will arrive in the second week of May.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Progress continues at Shaft 26, with no weekend work planned this weekend.

Shaft 28 (Beacon Hill Road/Wellington Road junction)

This shaft has been demobilised and covered over. Wellington Road remains closed due to requests from residents and worries that the road would become a short cut.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement

Windsor Avenue and De Caldwell Drive

Work continues to cross the junction with De Caldwell Drive. Our traffic lights will remain in place until we are clear of the junction.

Philip Road

On Wednesday of next week, we will be installing surface water gullies. The work is expected to take around 5 days and will not require a road closure or lights. We do not anticipate any driveways will be affected but will keep residents informed of our working area.

Beacon Hill Road

Sewer replacement work has now begun on Beacon Hill Road. Access to Cross Street from Sleaford Road is not affected.

Bancroft Road

The next phase of our work on Bancroft will begin on the 26th April. At this point we will advance forward and release road behind us.

Forster Avenue

Gully installation began on 17th April and we will be working in the carriageway, using ‘give and take’ traffic management for up to 10 days.

Cliff Nook

Trial hole investigations have been taking place this week.


13th April Update

The wet start to the week made working conditions difficult for our above surface teams, with those in our open cut sections taking the brunt of the weather. Despite the rain, our workforce continued to make good progress and on Monday we will enter a new phase of work on Beacon Hill road.

The town centre works on the one-way system are on target for completion by 18th June and we are already looking ahead to Shaft 5 which will be constructed in a car park on Mill Gate.

Next week you might see work going on under flood lights at the junction of Lombard Street with Mill Gate. This work will not involve construction and will be archaeologists investigating the areas in which we have been digging!

Open Cut Sewer Replacement Work

Windsor Avenue

This week there has been no change in the location of our site. We now have two pumps located at the junction of Devon Road with Windsor Avenue. These pumps are used to prevent flooding inside our excavations.

We are currently working on installing a new manhole in the junction of De Caldwell Drive with Windsor Avenue. The temporary access to De Caldwell Drive remains in place and under traffic lights.

Jersey street

No work is currently taking place on Jersey Street, however, in a few weeks’ time we will return and install several surface water gullies. Residents of Hawtonville will find that once the new gullies are in place (in several locations) surface water pooling will be greatly reduced.

Forster Avenue

Our gully team is about to begin work on Forster Avenue, once the Philip Road Gullies are complete, residents will be informed.

Philip Road

We are currently working on installing gullies on Philip Road. This section of work on Philip Road is almost complete.

Fairfax Avenue

We will return to Fairfax Avenue at a later date to install surface water gullies.

Bancroft Road

We have now completed the section of work which extended into London Road and the traffic lights have been removed. By Tuesday or Wednesday next week we will begin to move our site further into Bancroft and will let residents know before blocking their driveways.

Lawrence Street

We have been digging trial holes on Laurence Street and at present we plan on using CCTV (cameras put into the sewers) to conduct further investigations into the existing sewer network.

Cliff Nook (Near Appleton gate junction)

On Monday we will begin to dig investigative trial holes in this area. We will not close the road and vehicles will use ‘give and take’ to navigate our excavation.

North Gate

Investigative trial holes continue on North Gate and will do so into next week.

Beacon Hill Road

From 16th April 2018 we will commence our works on Beacon Hill Road between Eastern Terrace Lane and Cross Street. Works at the Beacon Hill Road / Wellington Road junction were completed today (13th).

Our original intention was to re-open Wellington Road to through traffic on Monday. However, some Wellington Road residents have expressed their concern that Wellington Road will become a short cut for vehicles queueing on Friary Road. We have discussed these concerns with the Highway Authority and as a result they have decided that the Wellington Road / Beacon Hill Road junction will remain closed.

Wellington Road residents will enter / leave via Sleaford Road as they currently do, while Beacon Hill Residents who live between Friary Road and our road closure will enter and leave via Friary Road.

Whilst we are working at the Friary Road junction of Beacon Hill Road we will manage traffic flow via priority signage. Vehicles leaving Beacon Hill Road will give way to traffic coming from Friary Road.

Shafts and Tunnels

Shaft 1 (Quibell's Lane)

Tunnelling continues from Shaft 1 with the usual weekend maintenance work taking place over the weekend.

Shaft 7 (Terminal Pumping Station)

Work on the pumping station continues to progress and we look forward to its completion when we will be able to test the enormous pumping system.

Shaft 2 (North Gate with Queens Road junction)

We have discovered some interesting sewer works at this location. See a picture below of the brick-built archways that surround the old sewer system in this area.

We have had consistent reports of issues with the traffic lights at the Queens Road with North Gate junction. After reviewing video footage and monitoring the lights it would seem that the problems are caused when one person jumps the lights. Sensors pick up movement where there should be none and this disrupts the sequence of the lights. Modifications have been made to the sequencing to deter light jumpers and reduce the problem. We will also be passing on the registration numbers of any vehicles seen jumping the lights and inviting the police to monitor the situation.

Shaft 3 (Castle Gate/Beast Markey Hill)

We will need to work throughout Saturday 14th in order to complete an important section of work.

Shaft 4 (Lombard Street with Mill Gate)

We have been conducting trial holes this week on Mill Gate and beginning on Monday 16th we will have archaeologists joining us at the Shaft 4 site on Lombard Street.

One of the oldest parts of Newark, we need to be sure that we do not damage any artefacts that may lay undisturbed in this area. The archaeologists will work between 4pm and 12am, using directed flood lights as the daylight fades.

Shaft 23 (Beacon Hill Road)

Work is no longer taking place at Shaft 23 but you may notice some herras fencing not far from the junction with Sleaford Road. This is an access point for our teams to pump out any water build up while the new sewers are not live.

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

The residents of Vernon Street have been incredibly patient and understanding while work around them takes place. We plan to reinstate and reopen Vernon Street by July.

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

Shaft construction on Harcourt Continues with no change outwardly to the site.

Shaft 28 (Beacon Hill Road/Wellington Road junction)

This Shaft has now been demobilised and covered over.