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

Bobby has provided me with this week’s progress update.

Despite the very cold weather, we've made decent progress. By the Lake we have started stripping the topsoil and constructing the haul road. You may have noticed the wagons bringing stone on to site. We'll soon start to take the clay off site, so the number of wagons to and from site will remain at a similar level.

On Station Road, the traffic management is still in place. The Gas Diversion that we have been working on at this location should be completed today. We then have Pipe Line Drillers due on site next week to set up ready to start work on drilling across Station Road.

By the Park, the gang has moved into the area to start work on laying the  900mm pipe between the two manholes.

And finally, by the Sig Compound, the works are complete for now until the drilling across Station Road is completed.

Have a nice weekend,


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