GENERAL PROJECT

Rookery Gardens, Rushyford

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

FAQs

What will the working hours be?

Once construction is underway the typical working hours will be Monday to Friday, between 8.00am and 6.00pm. If required, work may also be carried out between 8.00am and 1.00pm on a Saturday. We will notify you when weekend working may be required.

Will my water supply be affected?

We have no plans to disrupt your water supply while we work on this project. In the unlikely event that the team accidently disrupts the water supply, our clean water response team will be notified immediately and emergency repairs quickly undertaken.

Will the work cause disruption?

With most construction work it is inevitable that there will be some disruption in the immediate vicinity of the work. There will also be an increase in construction traffic in the area, with vehicles accessing the working area and compound, however, we have agreement with Durham County Council to re-open the old road onto A689 to minimising delivery vehicles driving back through the village.

While a road closure will not be required to install our drainage work, we will need to temporarily close the footpath on both sides of the street at the entrance to Rookery Gardens to allow sufficient room to maintain vehicular access to the cul-de-sac.

For the duration of the works, alternative pedestrian access to Rookery Gardens will be via the existing designated crossing on Middridge Road.

Will access to my property / business be maintained?

Two / three way temporary traffic light control will be necessary along for the full duration of our construction works to maintain a safe working area and ensure access to all properties

We will however need to temporarily close the footpath on both sides of the street at the entrance to Rookery Gardens to allow sufficient room to maintain vehicular access to the cul-de-sac.

For the duration of the works, alternative pedestrian access to Rookery Gardens will be via the existing designated crossing on Middridge Road.

Please let us know if you, or any family, friends or neighbours will require additional assistance for access or anything else while this work is completed by calling 0345 717 1100.

How will customers and businesses be kept updated?

We will keep our community portal updated with key information about progress. For notifications about project news, traffic information and progress updates please sign up to the community portal here.

Any customers or businesses that will be directly affected by our work will be notified in advance of the work starting by our site team.

For information and advice please contact us on 0345 717 1100 or log onto www.nwl.co.uk to chat online or arrange for a call back from our project team to discuss any queries.

Will the site be dangerous?

The site will be operated by our framework partner Mott Macdonald Bentley an experienced contractor working to tight health and safety standards. Working areas will be securely fenced off from public access at all times and alternative pedestrian access will be provided to ensure everyone is safe..

We do ask that everyone respects the site fencing, signing, guarding and instructions of our team when required for your own safety.

What will it look like when the works are complete?

The new sewers will be buried underground. Reinstatement of highways and verges will be agree with Durham County Council and will be undertaken in line with national highway standards.

Will there be dust, vibration and noise?

The construction work will involve the use of large machinery, road cutting equipment, digging up ground, pouring concrete and working with granular materials which may result in some dust, vibration and noise.  The site team will do everything they can to minimise any inconvenience caused by this and will make sure that the work is carried out safely. 

Will the roads be kept clean during the works?

The work will involve digging up and transporting soil and other excavated materials to storage or for disposal which may cause dirt on the roads.

The site team will employ a road cleaning specialist with mechanical road sweepers which will be used as required to maintain the cleanliness of affected roads.

Will I be able to access my drive or directly park outside my property?

There may be instances during the construction of drainage works within the Rookery Gardens entrance when it will not be possible to access your drive or you may be asked to wait a sort time while we complete specific construction activities. These occasions should be few and far between however, all affected residents will be notified directly in advance and we really would appreciate your continued patience and cooperation in these instances.

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