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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.
31 May 2019
We'll be laying new sewers along Lawrence Street, Sydney Street and Cliff Nook Lane in summer / autumn 2018. This will require road closures on each road, however the works 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 will need to be closed for a short period of time.
We'll be laying new sewers along Bowbridge Road in spring 2019 this will require road closures.
We'll be doing a small amount of sewer construction on Lincoln Street in June 2018. A road closure will be required for a short period of time. These works have been moved from December 2017 due to program changes to help us minimise disruption.
Castlegate North, Bargate and Beast Market Hill From mid-February 2018 we started constructing three new shafts on Castle Gate and North Gate, (Shafts 2, 3 and 4). These shafts are required so that we can connect our existing sewers to the new 3km long tunnel that we are constructing beneath Newark’s Streets. Tunnelling has 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 will be located at the junction between Queens Road and North Gate. Shaft 3 will be located on Castle Gate next to the main roundabout. Shaft 4 will be located at the junction of Lombard Street and Castle Gate. We have 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’ve agreed with Nottinghamshire County Council that a temporary one-way system between Castle Gate and Lombard Street will be in place while these shaft works are underway. We are putting on a free shuttle bus service around the town during these works, details of which can be seen on the Shuttle Bus information leaflets shown below on this site. The one-way system mitigates the need for several sets of temporary traffic lights and will keep traffic moving during construction. Each shaft has been designed as Sheet Pile Shafts requiring the use of a Piling Rig to auger the ground. This loosens 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.
We're working on Beacon Hill Road and Sleaford Road to construct six tunnelling shafts (Shafts 21, 22, 23 and three smaller shafts on Beacon Hill Rd near to Wellington Street) and to upgrade the existing sewers. Road closures will be in place to assist with this work. Work will alternate between Sleaford Road and Beacon Hill Road, only one of these closures and accompanying diversion route will be active at any one time. Initial construction of shaft 23 on Beacon Hill Road is completed and a temporary slab has been installed, we will close the road again here later in the year to open the shaft, to complete finishing works. Access is currently available from the and Beacon Hill Road is currently closed while continue tunnelling works at Shaft 28 (Wellington Road / Beacon Hill Junction), works will be ongoing in one form or another on Beacon Hill road until late summer 2018 as we construct the shafts, retrieve tunneling machines and undertake our open cut sewer replacement. Sleaford Road will be closed again in summer 2018 for a short period whilst we make connections to the new shaft. Parking restriction enforcement will remain on Beacon Hill Road for traffic safety reasons. We are working to keep the roads open for as long as possible, which is why we will alternate the road closures rather than have both roads closed for a significantly longer period of time. Please refer to the sign on the East and Central Newark Homepage to keep updated with the most recent road closure information regarding Sleaford Road and Beacon Hill Road. We have set up a temporary road alignment on Friary road, to allow us to work on Manholes at the end of Beacon Hill Road without closing Friary Road.
Sewer Relay works on Wellington Road are now completed, however access via Beacon Hill remains close due to ongoing works adjacent. The sewer re-lay proved proved challenging due to tightness of working space, depth of excavation, ground conditions and the large number of uncharted utility services. As a result, and with residents in mind, we decided to change the construction method from an open cut trench to a tunneling method. This helped us to reduce construction time overall and hence the impact upon residents. We have reinstated Wellington Road and removed our machinery. We completed the new sewer by tunneling. 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 at the end of the summer, once works on Beacon Hill Road are complete.
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). We still need to construct a smaller tunnel from Shaft 20 into the side of our main tunnel on Northgate, however this work will all be done without impacting the highway. Sleaford Road will be closed again in summer 2018 for a short period whilst we make connections to the new shaft at the Junction with Lawrence Street. We are working to keep Beacon Hill Road and Sleaford Road open for as long as possible, which is why we will alternate the road closures rather than have both roads closed for a significantly longer period of time.
At Shaft 20 - located in the Mount CofE School field - Tunnelling between here and Shaft 21 in Sleaford Road has been completed. We are currently making preparations to drive another tunnel from here towards our main tunnel on Castle Gate later in the project this work is being be done without impacting the highway.
The tunnelling 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.
We will lay new sewers in London Road between Charles Street and Sherwood Avenue, these open cut works will start 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.
We have nearly completed installing Sheet Piles at Shaft 26, with the first of two tunnelling drives to commence in June to Shaft 25 on Vernon Street. After this a tunnel drive will go towards Shaft 27 on London Road. By tunneling we have greatly reduced the duration of works required on the street and will displace less amount of parking. We have changed our working method here to tunneling rather than a lengthy open cut sewer excavation. This change of method reduces the amount of time that we will spend on the street and means that we do not need to divert the existing gas main along the whole length of the street which would have taken in excess of six months prior to our construction work.
We successfully finished laying new sewers along Jubilee Street in spring 2018.
We successfully finished laying new sewers along Hatton Gardens in mid-February 2018.
We successfully finished laying new sewers along Hill Vue Gardens and Wood Street in early 2018.
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 Shafts 24 and 26 towards this location. Vernon Street is closed at the Barnby Gate end but can still be accessed from the North.
30 Jan 2017
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