GENERAL PROJECT

Heads Hope Dene, Co. Durham

This project is to reduce the risk of pollution to Head Hope Dene. A range of solutions are being investigated to reduce the risk of pollution caused by flooding from the sewer due to blockages, and land slip. Construction is programmed for 2021/22.

Project updates

Update by Gabrielle Ward

Good afternoon,

It's been a couple of weeks since my last update, here is how our work is progressing on site:

Sewage Pumping Station - landscaping around the SPS is now 90% complete. The site team are currently installing security covers to the shaft and security fencing around the SPS area. 

Upstream gravity - Our subcontractors, Active Tunelling, have been busy working on the upstream gravity pipeline. Manholes 1 & 2 are now complete and the pipeline from manholes 3 & 4 are currently under construction. This will then tie in to the existing network. 

Downstream gravity sewer - directional drilling works complete between manhole 11 and 16. The team are currently constructing the manhole chambers 11, 13, 14 & 15.

I have included a map which shows the different locations of our working areas, along with some photos.

As always, thank you for your continued patience and support.

Speak soon.

Gaby 

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Hello,

Just a quick update of whats being happening on site over the last couple of weeks.

The concrete pour and kerbs around the SPS area aim to be complete by the end of the week. The team are currently carrying out the landscaping to the batters around the SPS. 

Over on the downstream gravity sewer and the upstream gravity sewer, sections of the pipeline between manholes 2 & 3 along with manholes 11, 13 and 14 have been laid.

I'd also like to make you aware that from Monday 20th June, we will be implementing a lane closure along the A19 northbound for approximatley three nights between the hours of 8pm and 6am. 

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below and a member of our project team will get back to you.

Thanks,

Gaby

 

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Good afternoon,

Work on the SPS (Sewage Pumping Station) is continuing to progress well. The concrete base for the kiosk and valve chamber has been laid, and the kiosk installation is complete. The topsoil has been laid around the batters (see photo below), while the road to the SPS is currently ongoing. 

I have included a photo of 'manhole 5' which has been connected to the existing sewer, and the surrounding concrete has been poured. 

Our subcontractor, Active Tunelling, have also been busy carrying out the probing works from manhole 2 to manhole 3 (connecting the pipe between the two manholes).

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions via the comment section below, and a member of our project team will get back to you.

We hope you all enjoy your long weekend and Jubilee celebrations!

 

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Hello,

I thought I would pop on and let you know how work on site is progressing. Since our last update, the team have completed 1km of downstream sewer pipe with 400m remaining. 

If you have been for a walk down the footpath adjacent to site, you may have noticed the Sewage Pumping Station (SPS) area has changed drastically over the last few months. The pipework and drainage to the SPS has been installed. Externally, the concrete plinths for the kiosk and generator have been laid, along with the concrete slabs leading to the SPS. 

Please be aware that on Thursday 12th May, we will be adding a lane and lay-by closure along the A19 north bound between the hours of 8pm and 6am. I have attached a plan with information on the location of the closure.  

Please feel free to leave a comment below with any questions you may have.

Thank you for your continued patience during this time. 

Gaby

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Hello,

I just wanted to let you know how work is progressing on site.

Following my previous update regarding the construction of the downstream gravity sewer diversion, over 475 metres of the downstream gravity sewer pipe has been installed, leaving a further 350 metres to go. Three of the four shafts are complete for the upstream gravity sewer which enables us to commence with the tunelling. 

The team are now preparing the pumping station compound, which will allow the concrete surfacing to be laid. Our next steps are to install the new pipeline to the pumping station.

I have included some photos below for you to view.

Thanks all!

Gaby

 

 

 

 

 

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

It's been a while since I last posted a progress update, so I thought I'd let you know how our site team have been getting on and share some photos with you.

Following my previous post regarding the overnight work near the A19, the team successfully completed lining this section of the sewer network which involves a sleeve being pulled through the sewer pipe, and then set into place using a blue light system which repairs any fractures found in the pipeline.

Construction of the new sewage pumping station shaft and the new valve chamber are now complete which you can see in the photos below.

We are now continuing the construction of the downstream gravity sewer diversion, and the upstream gravity diversion. 

As always, please feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section below.

Gaby

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Hello,

Just a quick update on what to expect over the next couple of weeks. We would like to make you aware that we will be working on site over night starting from Monday 7th February for up to two weeks between the hours of 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday. During this time, we will be implementing a lane and lay-by closure along the A19 (please see the plan attached). Our working area will be in the woodland which you can also see on the map.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, however we would like to reassure you that all distruption will be kept to an absolute minimum. 

Please feel free to leave a comment below with any questions you may have.

Thanks,

Gaby

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. Our site team returned to work last Tuesday, and are now busy back on site. 

We have some large deliveries scheduled to arrive on site tomorrow morning. For the safety of road users and our site team, the delivery vehicles will be police escorted along the A19 and via the access track shown on the map below. We would like to kindly remind you, that if you are travelling on the A19 during this time to be aware of slower moving traffic.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued patience and support. If you have any questions you would like answering, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Gaby

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Hello,

On behalf of the project team, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued patience and understanding during our essential work this year.

We would also like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Have a lovely Christmas everyone!

Heads Hope Dene Project Team 

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Hello, 

Although the recent weather has been against us, work is still continuing to progress well on site.

The shaft segment installation is on-going, since our last update we now have five layers of segments in place.

We have completed the enabling works for the gravity sewer, and the top soil has now been stripped back ready for the Rising Main easement (see photo here). 

We now have a community board located on the public footpath near site which shows the locations of our new sewer line and pumping station along with some information on the work. 

If you have any questions, as always please feel free to leave a comment below. We are always happy to help!

Thanks,

Gaby

 

 

 

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