GENERAL PROJECT

Cone Terrace, Chester Le Street

Northumbrian Water alongside their experienced partner Esh-Stantec is planning to divert a pipe bridge in your area as part of the wider Chester Burn improvement work which is being carried out by Durham County Council.

Project updates

Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

We're continuing to work towards completely finishing our work at Cone Terrace - the end is in sight although still a bit of work to do! This week we've been starting to reinstate the footpath to the South of the Burn and installed a fence around the pipewhich crosses the Burn - I've attached pictures showing our progress.

We've also started the long task of removing the compound area - you'll notice that we are removing cabins and moving the fencing in so the area is much smaller.

Regards

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

Well, as you will have noticed, we still have traffic lights on Cone Terrace. We had expected to have finished working in footpath, reinstated the area and removed the lights by today but have had to extend this until Friday 18 October. 

The reason for the extension is that we have come across unexpected ground conditions that have really slowed us down.

This means that the traffic light will remain in operation over the coming weekend.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will endeavour to work as quickly as we can to get this part of the job finished.

On a brighter note, progress has been good throughout the rest of the work and we are still working to programme, so should be off site fairly soon - We'll update you with more accurate dates when we are able to.

Have a good weekend

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I've been to site to see Lawrence and the team today and been provided with an update. We've made pretty good progress along the footpath to the south of the Burn and have now reached the footpath on Cone Terrace. Over the next few days and into next week we will dig along this footpath and lay the necessary pipes in the ground. We will then resurface and we expect to remove the Traffic Lights by the end of next week. We are still on programme to finish on time, so haven't got too much longer left on site

Regards

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

We're continuing with the drainage in the footpath off Cone Terrace and this week will be installing the drainage actually on Cone Terrace. The traffic lights there have been in place since last monday, and whilst we haven't been digging in Cone Terrace initially, we have been receiving deliverieds through this location. We hope to quickly work along the footpath and will get the traffic lights off as quickly as we can.

The reinstatements on the grassed area off Hopgarth Gardens where we used to have part of the compound have now been landscaped and seeded, so we hope this will establish over the coming weeks.

We are still currently on target to finish as expected, so hopefully won't be here for too much longer!

Regards

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

We're moving ever nearer to Cone Terrace. This week we're working on the manholes in the footpath south of the burn and will reach Cone Terrace on Monday 23 September 2019. This will result in two way traffic lights in Cone Terrace for up to three weeks. We had expected this to take four weeks, but managed to reorganise a little and save a week. We'll work as quickly as we can to get the road fully open again.

I've attached  a couple of recent photos.

Regards

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I've been on site catching up with Lawrence and the site team. We're continuing to make good progress in Chesterburn. As previously mentioned we're finished the drainage to the North side of the Burn and now working in the footpath to the South, where we've completed the first manhole. We're now working along the footpath towards Cone Terrace.

It was expected that we we would need to impliment a lane closure in Cone Terrace from Monday 16 September 2019 for 4 weeks. However, the good news is that we've managed to reduce this to 3 weeks and it now won't start until 23 September 2019.

I've attached a photo of the completed manhole.

Enjoy your weekend

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I've been to site today to check in with Lawrence and the team on how we are getting on. There was so much visible progress from my last visit last week, you can really see how far we've come.

We've landscaped the grassed area North of the burn, and installed the pipe across the burn. We've also started on the manhole just to the South of the footbridge. Next week we'll start laying the pipes along the footpath before getting to the road on Cone Terrace. Further updates will be provided as we go on dates etc and we'll be in touch with those directly impacted.

I've attached a few photos illustrating how far we've progressed

Regards

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

Things are moving along nicely. We're just about finished on the North side of the Burn, we've constructed the base for the pipe crossing and laid all the pipes in the grassed area off Hopgarth Gardens We will start to reinstate this area next week and reduce the size of the compound area here.

From Monday we will start laying the pipe across the Burn and then start digging through the footpath towards Cone Terrace.

I've taken a couple of pictures and have attached them

Have a nice weekend

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

You will have noticed that we have started working on the South side of The Burn now. We've set up a small fenced area for storage and we are working by the bridge in preparation for crossing The Burn. We are still expecting to finish working on the grassed area off Hopgarth Gardens in the next coupe of weeks, however this area will be retained for storage - albeit a much smaller area.

It looks like the weather over the weekend may be improving, so enjoy your bank holiday!

Regards

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

As you will see we are continuing to work on the grassed area of Hopgarth Gardens.

On Thursday 22 August 2019 we will need to hand dig two trial holes in the footpath opposite Cone Terrace. A footpath closure will be in place for that day only while we complete this task, please follow the diversion. (The photo attached shows the footpath that I am referring to)

We will then need to close the footpath directly to the North of the Burn from Monday 26 August 2019. This will be in place for a period of up to 2 weeks.

I have attached a copy of a letter that will be received by those overlooking the work here

Regards

Tony

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