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South Newark - South Newark - Waste Improvements

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


Final phase

30 Apr 2018

Estimated completion date
Upcoming work
Mill Gate

We need to construct new sewers at the bottom of Mill Gate running from Southfield Terrace to Shaft 6 adjacent to the Spring House Pub. This will enable us to connect flow coming from Hawtonville to the new 2.8m diameter sewer tunnel. We also need to make a connection between old and new sewers at Shaft 5. This will require a small amount of open cut works adjacent to the Shafts themselves. The works at Shaft 6 will not affect road access via Southfield Terrace. Mill Gate will be closed at the Pelham Street Junction from 20 August for 4 weeks to make connections from the existing sewers to the new tunnel. Whilst this closure is in place, Southfield Terrace and North Mill Gate will be open to two-way traffic. Turning onto Lombard Street from North Mill Gate will be left-turn only. Mill Gate will be closed at the Southfield Terrace Junction from Mid-September while we construct a sewer connection to the new tunnel. Whilst this closure is in place, Mill Gate will be two way to the South of Pelham Street, and one way to the North of Pelham Street. The junction onto Lombard Street will operate as normal.

Boundary Road

We are reinstating the roundabout on Boundary Road/Windsor Road on behalf of Notts County Council. These works will be completed by the beginning of September. Windsor Road will be shut during these works.

Work in progress
Windsor Avenue / Eton Ave North

Progress laying new sewers along Windsor and Eton Avenue continues, with the work on Windsor Avenue completed. Works were initially slower than anticipated due to the existing sewer being encased in concrete, but are now making good progress. Road closures and a diversion route are currently in place. Devon Avenue is now open, and Eton Court will be open by the 13th August as works progress along Eton Avenue.


We have constructed two shafts on Mill Gate, Shaft 6 was completed in February 2018 and received ‘Siege Breaker’ – our largest tunnel boring machine on Tuesday 8th May 2018. It began its journey all the way from Crankley Point, 3 kms away. Tunnelling allowed us to limit the construction works in this area of the town as much as possible, mitigating the need to dig up the whole length of Castle Gate, Bar Gate, North Gate and Mill Gate. The Shaft and subsequent Road Closure at the bottom of Mill Gate adjacent to the Spring House pub will be in place until summer 2018. We also completed the construction of Shaft 5 (located near to Pelham Street) in June 2018. These works are located just off the highway. These shafts are required so that we can connect our existing sewers to the new 3km long tunnel that we have constructed beneath Newark’s Streets. Shaft 6 is being used as an access and egress to the tunnel to allow finishing works to be carried out.

Work completed
Eton Avenue - Phase one

We completed working to replace the existing sewer pipes between Elizabeth Road and Pierson Street on 7 March 2017. Phase one work was at the top of Eton Avenue with a diversion route from Elizabeth Road to Pierson Street. As planned, the rolling road closure on Eton Avenue moved onwards toward Bailey Road allowing us to reopen Greenway to through traffic.

Boundary Road

Sewer construction has been completed, ahead of schedule, on Boundary Road and it has re-opened to 2-way traffic. The Boundary Road / Albert Street roundabout junction has re-opened and work has moved on to Windsor Road. A temporary roundabout has been put in place so that the roads can be used - this will be replaced by a new, permanent roundabout in due course. As Boundary Road has re-opened, the one-way traffic restrictions have been lifted from Crown Street, Prince’s Street and Spring Gardens. Windsor Road will remain closed to traffic as sewer laying is currently taking place.

Mill Gate and Southfield Terrace

Pipe laying through Southfield Terrace car park progressed well and Millgate is currently re-open.

Churchill Drive

We have nearly finished laying new sewers along Churchill Drive. At present road access is blocked at the Philip Road junction.

Riverside Road

We have a small section of new sewer to lay in Riverside Road in winter 2017.

Windsor Road

We have finished laying new sewers from Boundary Road roundabout.

Pierson Street

We completed work to upsize sewers on Pierson Street in July 2017.

Eton Avenue - Phase three

Eton Avenue - Phase three Pierson Street to Bailey Rd – We completed this work in mid-July.

Eton Avenue - Phase two

We completed work to replace the sewer pipes in on this part of Eton Avenue. Phase two required a road closure in the middle of Eton Avenue with a diversion route from Pierson Street, Churchill Drive and Jersey Street.

Bailey Road

We have completed laying new sewers along Bailey Road and the road has been resurfaced and recommissioned, meaning road use is back to normal.

Fairfax Avenue

We successfully finished laying new sewers along Fairfax Avenue in Winter 2017.

Jersey Street

We successfully finished laying new sewers along Jersey Street in March 2018. This work was completed in three stages to ensure vehicular access at all times of construction.

Forster Avenue

We successfully finished laying new sewers along Forster Avenue in March 2018.

Start date

07 Mar 2017

During our works there will be a number of road closures and traffic management in place to allow us to work saftely.

  • Roads effected:
  • Eton Avenue, Windsor Road, Windsor Avenue, Bailey Road, Churchill Avenue, Jersey Street, Philip Road, Forster Avenue, Fairfax Avenue, Riverside Road, Mill Gate, Eton Avenue, Boundary Road

There are currently no disruptions

There are currently no disruptions

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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