Killingworth & Longbenton

Together with our project partners, the Environment Agency and North Tyneside Council, we are investing over £5 million to manage surface water in the Killingworth and Longbenton areas of North Tyneside. This work will increase the capacity of the combined sewer thereby reducing the risk of flooding during heavy rainfall. The work is to be completed in 3 phases; Longbenton High School and Benton Green & Cemetery, Forest Hall & Killingworth Moor and finally Killingworth Lake. Phase 1 and 2 are now completed and the work around Killingworth Lake started in Summer 2018.

Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi everyone

Richie has kindly provided this week's progress update:

Work is progressing well in the grounds of SIG where we should finish the manhole work there by the end of today. We're also progressing well in our work around the lake - the silt fence along the lake edge is now complete in good time for the earthworks to start on Monday 21 January 2019.

Talking about the earthworks, to begin with we will create a hardstanding turning area for site traffic, then we will start to dig the new basins. For the next 8 weeks you will notice an increase in road wagons traveling to and from our site so please take care around the entrance to our site off Southgate. During this time we will have a dedicated Gateman at the entrance to our site to control construction traffic and ensure we limit our impact on the highway. We will also ensure regular a regular road sweeper is deployed to minimise the dirt on the roads.

Next week we will also start on the drainage in the playing field and heading towards the play area.

Finally, if you’ve been using Station Road on your daily commute you will have noticed us working in the carriagewa,y carryout excavation work to locate a gas main. We have no located it and Northern Gas Networks will be onsite next week to divert the gas main. The TM will continue in place for now so we can monitor the gas main whilst we install drainage across the road.

I've attached a few pictures of our work this week courtesy of Bobby.

Wrap up, its cold out there!


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