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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

We'll be laying new sewers along Lawrence Street, Sydney Street and Cliff Nook Lane. The Open Cut Sewers on Lawrence Street are due to start in November. 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 may need a road closure for a short period of time.

Bowbridge Road

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

Lincoln Street

We'll be doing a small amount of sewer construction on Lincoln Street in late August. A road closure will be required for a short period of time. These works have been moved from December 2017 due to program changes, helping us to minimise disruption.

Work in progress
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.

Beacon Hill Road

Our works on Beacon Hill Road are almost complete. 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. Works at Shaft 23 on Beacon Hill Road are now finished with a permanent slab installed and finishing works completed in May 2018. Access is currently available from the Sleaford Road and Beacon Hill Road is currently closed while we finalise sewer upgrades. Beacon Hill Road will reopen on the 17 August.

Friary Road

We have constructed two new shafts on Friary Road and hand tunnelled out of these using timber headings into Beacon Hill Road. We have started the process of returning the Friary Road-Beacon Hill Road junction to its original layout. On Sunday 12August, Friary Road is reopening to normal traffic on Sunday 12 August at 8pm. Bede House Lane will also reopen on Monday 12 August.

Wellington Road

Sewer Relay works on Wellington Road are now completed, however access via Beacon Hill remains closed due to adjacent ongoing works. 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.

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 will be closed to through-traffic between Wellington Road and the Sleaford Road roundabout from 20th August 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 commencing in mid-August. These works will require the temporary removal of a bus stop and pedestrian crossing near Morrisons, and the instatement of light-controlled traffic management for a short period of time.

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 in autumn this year, requiring traffic management on Barnby Gate for a short period.

London Road

We have started to lay new sewers in London Road between Charles Street and Sherwood Avenue. Most of the works on London Road will be undertaken under traffic lights, with no a 2-week closure of Bancroft Road at the Junction onto London Road from the 21 August 2018 to allow connection into a manhole.

Harcourt Street

Construction of Shaft 26 on Harcourt Street is complete and we have now begun tunnelling. The first tunnel will drive towards the Vernon Street Shaft and will be finished in the Autumn. The second tunnel will join with the London Road shaft (directly opposite the junction with Harcourt Street). Harcourt Street will be reinstated and reopened to vehicles by after these works.

Work completed
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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