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East and Central Newark - East and Central Newark - Waste Improvements

We're installing new sewers and tunnels across the East of Newark to help protect homes and businesses from sewer flooding.

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In progress

31 May 2019

Estimated completion date
Upcoming work
Lawrence Street, Sydney Street, Cliff Nook Lane and Appletongate

Lawrence Street, Sydney Street, Cliff Nook Lane and Appletongate: We'll be laying new sewers along Lawrence Street, Sydney Street and Cliff Nook Lane. The 'pipe-jacked' sewers on Lawrence Street are due to finish in mid-September, and the open cut work along Lawrence Street will commence in early October. Work on Sydney Street and Cliff Nook Lane will follow on from this work. This will require road closures on each road, however the work will be phased so that the roads are not affected at the same time. The new sewers will need to connect into existing manholes on Appletongate, which may need to be closed for a short period of time. We'd like to apologise for the inconvenience this will cause and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Bowbridge Road

We'll be laying new sewers along Bowbridge Road in spring 2019. This will require road closures.

Work in progress
Bancroft Road

Bancroft Road is closed as of the 20 August to complete a sewer connection and create new gullies, and will be reopened in early September.

Lincoln Street

We’re currently doing a small amount of sewer construction on Lincoln Street. Although there is some carriageway incursion involved with these works, the road is still open to two-way traffic. These works will be finished by the end of the week commencing 27 August. These works have been moved from December 2017 due to program changes, helping us to minimise disruption.

North Gate

Work at Shaft 2 has been largely completed, following a successful drive and breakthrough from Shaft 20 into the main tunnel at Shaft 2. This shaft enables us to connect our existing sewers to the 3km long tunnel that we have finished constructing beneath Newark’s Streets. There are still some minor works to do at this location later in the year.

Wellington Road

Sewer relay works on Wellington Road are now completed. We dug a small shaft on Beacon Hill Road and tunnelled beneath Wellington Road to connect to the pipes we had already laid. We have laid a temporary road surface and will be permanently reinstating the running surface of the road once works on Sleaford Road are complete.

Sleaford Road

The Mount Mole has completed all of its tunneling activities on Sleaford Road, in total we have completed three 1.5m diameter tunnels here, a 320m long tunnel from The Mount School (Shaft 20) to Lawrence Street Junction (Shaft 21), a190m long tunnel from Harrisons Way (Shaft 22) to Lawrence Street junction (Shaft 21) and a 120m long tunnel from Beacon Hill Road (Shaft 23) to Harrisons Way (Shaft 22). Sleaford Road is now closed to through-traffic between Wellington Road and the Sleaford Road roundabout for 14 weeks as we complete the shaft, undertake a timber heading to Lawrence Street and construct a new sewer between shaft 21 and the end of Wellington Street. Works will be completed by December.

Queen's Road

At Shaft 20 - located in the Mount CofE School field - Tunneling between here and Shaft 21 in Sleaford Road has been completed. Works to create cross connections from the sewer in Queen’s Road to the new shaft are now in progress. These works will be completed in the week commencing 27 August.

Barnbygate

The tunneling work from Shaft 24 in the Old Coal Yard into Shaft 25 on Vernon Street was completed in October and December 2017. Some further works will be required on the highway outside the coal yard to connect the existing sewers to the shaft. The Old Coal Yard will remain as a construction compound whilst we continue works nearby. A connection to the existing sewer on Barnby Gate from Shaft 24 will be made during the October school half-term - we will need to introduce traffic management on Barnby Gate for a short period.

London Road

We are laying new sewers in London Road between Charles Street and Sherwood Avenue. These open cut works started in summer 2018. Further work will commence from autumn 2018 to spring 2019. All of the works on London Road will be undertaken under traffic lights with no road closures planned.

Harcourt Street

Construction of Shaft 26 on Harcourt Street is complete and pipe-jacking tunnel work has now started. The first tunnel, towards the Vernon Street Shaft, is now complete. The second tunnel will join with the London Road shaft (directly opposite the junction with Harcourt Street). The tunnel boring-machine will be launched from Shaft 26 to Shaft 27 in mid-September. Harcourt Street will be reinstated and reopened to vehicles following the completion of the work..

Work completed
Lincoln Street

We have now completed a small amount of sewer construction work on Lincoln Street.

Queens Road

At Shaft 20 - located in the Mount CofE School field - tunneling between here and Shaft 21 in Sleaford Road has been completed, as has the work to create cross connections from the sewer in Queen’s Road to the new shaft.

Bancroft Road

We have completed a sewer connection and created new gullies on Bancroft Road.

Beacon Hill Road

We've now finished working on Beacon Hill Road to construct three small shafts and upgrade sewers. The road has been reopened.

Friary Road

We have constructed two new shafts on Friary Road and hand tunnelled out of these using timber headings into Beacon Hill Road. The Friary Road-Beacon Hill Road junction has now been returned to its original layout. Friary Road and Bede House Lane reopened to normal traffic on 12 August.

North Gate

Work at Shaft 2 has been completed. This shaft enables us to connect our existing sewers to the 3km long tunnel that we have finished constructing beneath Newark’s Streets.

Jubilee Street

We successfully finished laying new sewers along Jubilee Street in spring 2018.

Hatton Gardens

We successfully finished laying new sewers along Hatton Gardens in mid-February 2018.

Hill Vue Gardens and Wood Street

We successfully finished laying new sewers along Hill Vue Gardens and Wood Street in early 2018.

Vernon Street

We completed work on Vernon Street to divert existing services. Shaft 25 has been constructed at the top of Vernon Street, near the junction with Barnby Gate and the road will continue to be closed here while we tunnel from Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street) towards this location. Vernon Street will be reinstated and reopen to vehicles by November 2018. Vernon Street is closed at the Barnby Gate end but can still be accessed from the North.

Bancroft Road

We successfully finished laying new sewers along Bancroft Road in May 2018. Castle Gate, Bar Gate and Beast Market Hill We have completed the construction of two new shafts on Castle Gate and Bar Gate, therefore meaning the one way-system in Newark town centre has been removed and the normal two system is back in place. These shafts have enabled us to connect our existing sewers to the new 3km long tunnel that we have finished constructing beneath Newark’s streets. Tunnelling allowed us to limit the construction works in this area of the town as much as possible, it has prevented digging up the whole length of Castle Gate, Bar Gate and North Gate. Shaft 2 is located at the junction between Queens Road and North Gate, Shaft 3 is located on Castle Gate next to the main roundabout and Shaft 4 at the junction of Lombard Street and Castle Gate. We started constructing these three shafts at the same time to limit the amount of time that we are disrupting traffic in the centre of the town. We agreed with Nottinghamshire County Council a temporary one-way system between Castle Gate and Lombard Street to be in place while these shaft works were underway and even put on a free shuttle bus service around the town during these works. The one-way system mitigated the need for several sets of temporary traffic lights and helped keep traffic moving during construction. Each shaft was designed as Sheet Pile Shafts requiring the use of a Piling Rig to auger the ground. This has helped loosen the compacted soil to allow sheet piles to be easily rammed into the ground, forming the outline of the shaft. Interestingly at Shaft 3, evidence of the original 13th century moat, built shortly after the construction of the castle was discovered whilst the shaft was being sunk. The moat is believed to be 6m wide and 4-5 m deep.

Castle Gate

We have completed the construction of two new shafts on Castle Gate and Bar Gate, therefore meaning the one way-system in Newark town centre has been removed and the normal two system is back in place. These shafts have enabled us to connect our existing sewers to the new 3km long tunnel that we have finished constructing beneath Newark’s streets. Tunnelling allowed us to limit the construction works in this area of the town as much as possible, and has prevented digging up the whole length of Castle Gate, Bar Gate and North Gate. Shaft 2 is located at the junction between Queens Road and North Gate, Shaft 3 is located on Castle Gate next to the main roundabout and Shaft 4 at the junction of Lombard Street and Castle Gate. We started constructing these three shafts at the same time to limit the amount of time that we are disrupting traffic in the centre of the town. We agreed with Nottinghamshire County Council that a temporary one-way system between Castle Gate and Lombard Street be in place whilst these shaft works were underway, and even put on a free shuttle bus service around town. The one-way system mitigated the need for several sets of temporary traffic lights and helped keep traffic moving during construction. Each shaft was designed as Sheet Pile Shafts requiring the use of a Piling Rig to auger the ground. This helped loosen the compacted soil to allow sheet piles to be easily rammed into the ground, forming the outline of the shaft. At Shaft 3, evidence of the original 13th century moat, built shortly after the construction of the castle, was discovered whilst the shaft was being sunk. The moat is believed to be 6m wide and 4-5 m deep.

Start date

30 Jan 2017

Road closure and traffic management

Road closure and traffic management

During our work we will need to close some roads or use traffic management to allow us to work safely. We're really sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Roads effected:
  • Wellington Road, Beacon Hill Road, Friary Road, Harcourt, Street, Vernon Street, Lawrence Street, Sydney Street, Cliff Nook Lane, Applegate, Bowbridge Road, Jubilee Street, Hatton Gardens, Bancroft Road, Castlegate, Northgate, Bargate, Beast Market Hill, London Road, Sleaford Road, Queen's Road, Beacon Hill Road,

There are currently no disruptions

There are currently no disruptions

When will this work affect you?

We'll be working in Newark over the next four years- watch our video for more information

Why are we doing this?

Meet the team

Nicholas Wallace

Senior Programme Engineer

Charlotte Crake

Customer Liaison Officer BNM

Rupert Tagg

Project Director

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