GENERAL PROJECT

Rookery Gardens, Rushyford

Northumbrian Water, alongside Mott MacDonald Bentley, are working to improve the sewer network in Rushyford, Ferryhill.

Project updates

Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon all,

The weather looks like an improvement from last weekend’s torrential rain, thankfully.

I just wanted to pop a quick note on here about the traffic management we have in place on The Lane. I understand Traffic lights can be a pain if you're late for work or stuck in traffic, but they are designed to increase safety by regulating the flow of traffic. It been observed several times by members of our team, people jumping the lights rather than waiting for them to turn green.

It doesn’t take long for these to quickly swap over from red to green, please be patient.

I will update the portal regularly with updates, please don't hesitate to contact me using the ‘Contact us’ at the top of the page or leave a comment below.

Thanks

Sarah

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon, what a week it has been with the weather! I have a picture below capturing the flooding earlier in the week. What a shock it was to see the flooding first-hand.

Fortunately, this hasn’t hampered with our progress this week and we are still on track to start the open cut work next week along Rookery Gardens (The Lane) near School Cottages.

As you will have noticed by now, we have 2-way traffic management on The Lane which started Wednesday this week. This has enabled us to carry out further investigation work to determine the exact position of a gas main.

This coming Monday we will start with the open cut work at Rookery Gardens from outside School Cottages up towards the entrance to the cul-de-sac. The traffic management arrangement currently in place will remain 2 way until week commencing 21st October however, it will gradually, as the pipe laying progresses, move away from outside School Cottages.  

As always, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, we would also like to thank you for you continued patience and understanding during these works

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Sarah

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon All, 

as you are aware our team are coming to Rookery Gardens on Monday to start establishing our site compound and make a start on the work, which is programmed to run until 20th December 19.

Andrew Martin is the Site Agent on behalf of Bentleys who will be managing the day to day site activities and Scott Povey the Engineer working alongside Andrew. Then there’s me, Sarah Jayne Vickers the Customer Liaison Officer at Rookery Gardens, your go to person should you have any questions or concerns. I have included pictures of us below for your info.

I would like to reassure everyone that the road to Rookery Gardens will not be closed. I understand that a sign erected at the entrance, states ‘Road Closed from the Monday 30th’ will have caused some alarm. The sign should be referring to the footpath closure which is not expected to start until week commencing 21st October.

The foot path closure is to allow enough room to maintain vehicular access to your property. For the duration of the works, the alternative pedestrian access to Rookery Gardens will be via the existing designated crossing on Middridge Road. The footpath will remain open for the first few weeks of our arrival and I will keep you updated ahead of the footpath closure.

I’ll be on site Monday morning, and I’m happy to pop along for a chat if you have any questions just pop me an email over or comment below and I can arrange a suitable time.

Thanks

Sarah Jayne Vickers

MMB Customer Liaison Officer

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning All, I would like to thank all of you for your patience and understanding over the last couple of months.

On Wednesday we had Flo, Northumbrian Water's customer vehicle at the end of Rookery Gardens and had the pleasure of seeing some old and new faces. We shared our new plans and the project headlines with you, please click Here to view the plan.

Our construction start date is the 30th October 2019 with construction completion on 19th December 2019.

We very much look forward to working with your community to deliver this project with minimal impact as possible.

If you didn't get chance to pop along we are more than happy to arrange a suitable time to come and discuss with you. Any question please comment below or alternatively use the contact us option at the top of the page.

Thanks

Sarah Vickers 

MMB Customer Liaison Officer.

 

 

 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning All, Paul Davison and I were in the area yesterday hand delivering letters and visiting properties around Rookery Gardens. We managed to speak to many residents, and we would like to thank you for your time.

Work will begin on Monday 30 September 2019 and we expect to be complete by Friday 20 December 2019.

As previously discussed, while a road closure will not be required to carry out this work, we will need to temporarily close the footpath on both sides of the street at the entrance to Rookery Gardens. This is required to allow sufficient room to maintain vehicular access to your property. For the duration of the works, the alternative pedestrian access to Rookery Gardens will be via the existing designated crossing on Middridge Road.

As promised, we will be parking our Customer Engagement Vehicle at the entrance to Rookery Gardens on Wednesday 18 September 2019 between 3.00pm and 7.00pm and would like to invite you to join our project team again to discuss the scheme in more detail.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your input, patience and understanding while we’ve completed our additional investigation work and please be assured that we’ll do everything we can to reduce disruption during our construction work.

As always if you have any concerns you wish to discuss please don't hesitate to leave us a comment below or use the ‘contact us’ option at the top of the page.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Thanks

Sarah Vickers

MMB Customer Liaison Officer

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