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Strategic Water Main Diversion, Sunderland Road, Gateshead

Diversion of approximately 300m of 20” strategic water main in Sunderland Road either side of the Gateshead Highway in advance of highway improvements.

Project updates

Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning hope you have been enjoying the weather this week!

A quick update to advise what we have left to do before we leave site. All the pipework in now fully installed and pressure tested, there are some further tests to take place over the coming weeks. once all the tests and checks are complete we can abandon the old pipe and start to back fill and reinstate all the open excavations which is planned to start WC 3rd June 19 with a view for us to be cleared from site mid-June. Once we have left and demobilised, other utility companies will be in the area, and if you have any questions in relation to their works you will need to contact Gateshead Council.

Any questions in relation to these works please don’t hesitate to comment below, or us the contact us function at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience throughout our works.

Sarah Jayne Vickers

 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon all, as you will have noticed we have been on site a little longer than planned we have a new site clear date which is 17th May 2019. This is because the original scope of works has changed as the work has developed. 

Our team had the pleasure of going into The Gateshead Cheder and presenting to the children. This focused on the project we are delivering at Sunderland Road, as well as giving the students an over site of what each of the job’s roles involve. The students then had the chance to walk with our staff, to see the work for themselves, this also give the students an opportunity for questions. From the feedback I have received I would say this was a success for everyone involved. I have attached below a letter our team received on behalf of all the students.

As always if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on the 'contact us' at the top of the page.

Thanks 

Sarah 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning all, work is progressing well on site and this week we are pressure testing the pipe laid from the Felling bypass to Aldi. Once the pressure testing is complete we can start to reinstate the excavations.  As well as the pressure testing there is going to be a short water isolation 2.45hrs on this side of the bypass, which will affect a small number of buildings, you will be notified if this will included your address by the close of play Wednesday 13th Feb. Work will continue on the high street side which will include excavations, valve changes and pressure testing. I have added a few photos below.

As always if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on the 'contact us' at the top of the page.

Thanks 

Sarah 

 

 

 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

With the Christmas Holidays coming up, it’s time to share our final post of the year!
We would just like to thank all our lovely customers for their continued support and cooperation throughout the year to allow our projects across the region to run as smoothly and quickly as possible. Our sites will be shutting down on Friday 21st December and will re-open Thursday 3rd January. For anything urgent, you can contact the 24-hour Customer Contact team at Northumbrian Water on 03457171100.
From all of us at MMB, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning all, time for a quick update as its been some time since my last one.

We have been in liaising with The Gateshead Cheder School, and we are in the process of agreeing dates where we can visit the school to engaged with the students.

We will give the students an overview of what it is were doing at Sunderland road, a site walk around and also deliver an activity building a paper dowel bridge. Hopefully this will inspire the students to consider a career in engineering!

Work had been progressing well, which hasn’t been without it complications! Up until the festive holidays we will be carrying out trail holes outside of Computer House. We break up for the holidays on the 21st December and will return in the New Year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to us the 'contact us' button at the top of this page.

Thanks

Sarah Vickers MMB

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning all, as you will see we have moved into Sunderland Road this week to carry out the water mains diversion. There is traffic management in places, as well as some footpath closures, which have been put in place for the public's safety. There have been a few observations over the last week, were people are walking along the road rather than the alternate footpaths. Although this road is usually quiet, could we please ask you to use alternative routes/footpaths displayed.

As always if you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact us on here, or alternatively you can speak to one of the guys on site who will be happy to help.

Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

Sarah Jayne Vickers

MMB 

 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Afternoon All,

I thought I would introduce the team

I'm Sarah Jayne Vickers the Customer Liaison Officer for Mott MacDonald Bentley, Matthew Carney is our Site Manager and Lee Bauchanan is our Contract Manager. See the photos below.

We are part of a great team who will starting works on behalf of Northumbrian Water on Sunderland Road, Gateshead week commencing 15th October. I have included the letter, informing you of the work along with a couple of plans which detail where the work is and any traffic disruptions/diversions you can expect, Plan 1Plan 2.

If there are any questions you would like us to answer please ask away using the 'contact us', we would be happy to help and if you happen to see us please come and say "Hello".  

Sarah 

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Update by Phil Nixon

Hi

I'm Philip Nixon the Project Manager for the strategic water main diversion in Sunderland Road, Gateshead. This diversion is necessary due to the proposed re-construction of the highway by Gateshead Council. During the course of our works every effort will be made to minimise disruption. You will find a plan showing the extent of the area affected by our construction works in the planned works area of the project portal.

Along with the rest of the project team we will keep you updated as the works progress. Should you have any queries or comments or would like to speak to someone from the project team then please get in touch using the Contact us ' button at the top of the page.

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