Monks Wood, North Shields Surface Attenuation

We are currently on site adjacent to Beach Road. Our scheme is to separate surface water flows from the combined sewerage system and store the excessive flows during storms. To do this, we are constructing new surface water and combined sewers together with a series of cascading basins in which to hold back the flows until the storm subsides and the existing sewerage system can accept the storm water.

Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

Simon is off site this week, so Adam has provided the information for this week's portal update - thanks Adam!

On the trenchless crossing of Beach Road, we managed to get the pilots through last Friday. This enabled us to start drilling through on Monday this week - its quite rocky underground, so this is slowing us down a little and we may need to order in a specialist piece of equipment from Germany to speed things up.

With the drainage on the other side of the road, we continue to construct the manholes and associated drainage and will need to switch the footpath closures in the near future. We'll let you know when this will be nearer the time.

In the meantime, enjoy the mini-burst of good weather and I hope it continues into the weekend!


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