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Johnson Street, Gateshead

Johnson Street Gateshead - Overflow Screening Northumbrian Water is looking to improve the resilience and enhance the performance of the sewer network in the Gateshead catchment.

Project updates

Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Our site team have noticed a water leak at the top of Yetholm Road, which junction on Team Street.  We have notified Northumbrian Water.

The leak is not connected to our works in the area.  We will provide an uppdate when we have any information.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Myself and Ian Davison wanted to provide an update on the fire last friday.  We are carrying out a thorough investigation, the initial report suggests an electrical thermostat failure.

The generator had recently been serviced, and no defects were reported.  This information has been passed over to the company, whom we hire our generators from.

We await an incident report from Tyne and Wear Fire Brigade.

Both the project and the site team, would like to thank everyone for their concern during the incident and understanding whilst we dealt with the fire.

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine and Ian

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Update by Christine Taylor

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

We are aware that one of our generators on site has caught fire, the incident is under control.  The fire brigade are on site and no one has been harmed.  

This incident will be fully investigated.  We will update our cusotmers next week.

Please contact me or Ian Davison if you have any concerns.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning, 

Its holiday season, so that explains the weather???

Where has that sun disappeared to?

Dave from site, who most of you will have met, has provided me with an update.

Dave has advised they have made good progress with the tunnelling, our contract partner Active Tunnelling have completed the external shell of the shaft in Johnson Street/Yetholm Road.  They have also removed most of their equipment from site.  Our work is still ongoing.  The team are planning to complete the shaft internal set up and then install the large concrete cover and to enable them to reinstate the road.

Have a lovely week, and we will aim to provide a further update at the end of the week.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Not the best start to the week with the damp weather, however I have been promised sunshine later in the week.  Fingers crossed!

The site team have advised me that they will be working late again this week to allow working with the tidal times.  They expect to be working anytime up to 8pm every night, but we will keep you informed as the week progresses.

As always, please let us know if you have any concerns or simply want to discuss our works by commenting on this post or calling on 03457 171100.

Have a great week.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

The team have provided an update for me to share with all our cusotmers.

After completing our recent stage of works an 1800mm drive from the football pitch onto the work area at the bottom of Johnson Street, we had the task of withdrawing the tunnelling machine. This had to be carried out with tidal times Affecting our work hours.

Luckily the machine was lifted out and placed above ground with an 80 tonne mobile crane, and then onto a standing HGV lorry, with great success all parties were completed works by 18.00, 3 hours ahead of our deadline.

We now are sealing tunnels and shafts, removing other hydraulic and critical parts

Thank you to the site team for the update and the attached photo's.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Our team who are working at the junction of Johnson Street and Yetholm Road will be working later, up to 9pm, over the next 3 days. The reason for this, is the work is dependant on the tide.  Our works are non-intrusive.

If any residents have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on 03457 171100.

Thank you

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend, even though the weather wasn't great?

Our site team understand that the work they are carrying out impacts on our customers.  To try and minimise this impact this week they are changing the site fencing to solid panels and fitting acoustic matting within the excavation.  We hope this will reduce levels of both noise and vibration.  Our project team understand our customers may feel the vibration from our works, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents, I have copied over the information provided by Ian Davison (Project Manager) on a previous post.

British Standards give guidance on the level of vibration above which building can suffer cosmetic or structural damage. There is a significant difference between feeling the vibration and the onset of levels of vibration that will cause damage. Although we understand that our customer would become concerned when they suddenly feel vibrations in their home. I would like to try and provide some guidance to put your mind at ease.

For residential buildings, the standard states that for cosmetic damage (cracking in plaster work etc.) is likely to occur when the peak particle velocity exceeds 15 mm/s. This Standard recommends that a conservative threshold for cosmetic damage should be taken as a peak particle velocity of 10 mm/s. The monitors installed onsite have been set to alarm at 10mm/s should they alarm proactive intervention will be taken by the site team.

As our work progresses the team will be lifting the cover slab on site.  This may mean that customers will experience intermittent odours in the air, please do not be concerned.  If you wish to discuss this please contact me via this portal or on 03457 171100.

Thank you all once again for your patience and understanding.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

I have spoken to the site team and they have confirmed that the road widening has now been completed at the junction of Abbeyfield Close.  All residents will now be accessing Abbeyfield Close direct from Derwentwater Road, not Johnson Street.

As our work continues we will aim to keep this community portal updated. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

 

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Following my visit this week to deliver letters regarding the closure of the junction of Derwentwater Road.  The junction will be closed from the 8 June 2020 for approximately 18 months.  Intially residents of Abbeyfield Close will need to access from Johnson Street until the road is widened, then they will access via Derwentside Water.  This will take 2 weeks.  Johnson Street residents will need to follow the diversions in place as of Monday.

We also thought it would be great to show our customers what is behind our fencing. Our site team has completed the first section of the tunnel, which can be seen in the attached photographs.  The sewerage network has also been adjusted to allow for the next section of tunnel.  As mentioned, next week we will also start working at the junction of Derwentwater Road with Johnson Street, where we will be widening the road and making adjustments to the existing shaft over the following months.

In other areas, we are starting works on the riverside at The Staithes to construct a new asset on the riverwall.  Our team will also be carrying out some pathway work on the turning circle on Abbeyfield Close.

As always, if anyone would like to discuss our works further please contact us direct.

Have a lovely week.

Christine

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