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Tyneside Water Main Cleaning

Our water mains cleaning programme of works has been ongoing now for five years and to date, we have achieved 221km of cleaning works to our mains. There are a number of pipe sections that we still need to clean, with a total length of 9.0km. We are starting this work in August 2018 and anticipate completion in the Summer 2019.

Project updates

Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update for the planned works on Claremont Road between the junctions of Claremont Place and Claremont Road.

This work will be carried out from:

10.00pm on Tuesday 22 October until 6.00am on Wednesday 23 October 2019

We will be using the new, innovative cleaning method of ice pigging for this section of work during the night to make sure any disruption is kept to a minimum. During this work, there may be a low level of engine noise from the ice pigging equipment and flashing beacon lights for highway safety.

Even though we may be working some distance away, there is a possibility that you may receive discoloured water or notice a change in water pressure during the above time. If your supply is discoloured, please run your first draw cold water tap (the tap closest to your internal stop valve) for 30 to 40 minutes or until your supply runs clear. Water-using appliances should only be used if your supply is running clear.

In order to carry out the innovative cleaning of the water mains by "ice pigging" there will be temporary 4-way traffic lights on Claremont Road from 7:00pm on Tuesday 22 October until 6:00am on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

The process will be complete overnight and TM removed when the works are complete, normal service will be restored by 6am the following morning.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in advance and if you require any further information please don’t hesitate to comment below, alternatively use the ‘contact us’ at the top of the page for an email to be send to the project team.

Thanks

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Good Morning, 

From Joans previous update, I thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Gaby, and I'm going to be leading on the Stowell Street site of the project with Michael and the team. Some of you may have met me already as I have visited some of the sites on this programme. On Monday, Michael and I visited Stowell Street to drop off some letters along St Andrews Street regarding the work we are going to be carrying out on the 7th October. For those of you I didn't speak with, to view the letter please click here.

From Monday 7th October, we will be carrying out work on the corner of Gallowgate and Stowell Street (outside Chicken Cottage) for upto 2 weeks. A diversion is going to be put into place, which I have attached a copy of the planned route for those of you travelling in the area. Click here to view.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch! 

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning All,

Just an update on MMB's work in the area.

Last weeks work along Park Terrace went well and as a result all being well the innovative "Ice Pigging" will take place along Claremont Road in October, don't worry it will be conducted overnight.

Work along Denton Road continues and whilst it continually challenges us, our immediate work will continue within the compound.  We will have some minor works in November along Aldwick Road but only for a day or two.

Next week the team will also be working in Stowell Street and there will be a diversion in place for around two weeks.

Phewww!

Don't forget if you want to ask us anything about the work please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon,

Just thought id give you a brief update on the works at Great Lime Road Killingworth as below:-

  • Today 23rd August 2019 at lunchtime we have removed the traffic management from outside of No. 42 Great Lime Road, this has now completed the works at this location, NWG operations will however need to attend and open the closed valve on the trunk main and flush the water main through the new washout point installed.
  • We also have to complete some minor works at the location of Woodlands Grange near the working mens club however we will update you further nearer the time on this matter.
  • A small section of antiskid surfacing is planned for 3rd September 2019 at 1-2 Kelvin Place, this should take only half a day to complete.

In the main the works that we started some months ago on this trunk mains Cleaning programme (October 2018 to be precise) to Great Lime Road are 99% complete, id like to thank you for your patience and understanding whilst carrying out this essential work to improve the water quality in the area and associated resilience of the clean water Network.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Morning

Just thought i would give you a brief update on the works to Great Lime Road Killingworth as below:-

Last night (Sunday 4th August 2019) we commenced works on Holystone way to cut and cap the existing water main from the abandoned section, this was done within a road closure, we will be opening the carriageway daily at 6am with the exception to HGV's which will still follow the diversion route, we will be completed in this area by Friday 9th August 2019 at 6am.

At the West End of Great Lime Road at the roundabout of Southgate and Great Lime Road we are planning evening surfacing works to reinstate the carriageway under 4 way lights, this is being done out of ours to minimise the impact to traffic. 

I will keep you further updated as the works proceed.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good afternoon

Just a brief update with regards the works on Great Lime road for the upcoming few weeks:-

1. Today the 29th July 2019 for 1 week we have started works at the entrance to Woodlands Grange, this is to cut and cap the existing from the abandoned water main.

2. On the nightime of Sunday 4th August 7pm to 6am daily we will be closing Holystone way in killingworth for 5 nights consecutive to cut and cap the existing from the abandoned water main.

3. On the nights of 7th and 8th of August in the evening we will be resurfacing the road at the Roundabout near the new Lidl superstore where we previously excavated.

Please note we have advanced warning signage in place reflecting the above to give notice.

As the works proceed i will update you further.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update with regards our works on Great Lime Road Killingworth as follows:-

1. Today we have completed the seperation of the trunk main from the local water supply network at the Traffic lights of Great Lime Road/ Forest Hall Road, this being a planned isolation and loss of supply for a short duration, we will be completing the wearing course tomorrow morning. this will leave Norther Powergrid to complete their works repairing the Electric mains fault (not asscoiated with ourselves), we have however made use of the Traffic management provided by Norther Powergrid to keep disruption to a minimum and save seperate Traffic management visits, this being planned some weeks ago.

2. Yesterday we installed the line stop to the water main opposite the wheatsheaf pub allowing us to cut and cap the local water supply from the abandoned Trunk main this afternoon, we are now targetting to be reinstated complete in this area as of Monday 19th July 2019.

Our next planned work location is on the 29th of July 2019, this is outside of Woodlands Grange adjacent Great Lime Road to disconnect the local supply from the abandoned Trunk main.

I will update you further as the works proceed.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle - SIte Manager 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update with regards our works in Killingworth on Great Lime Road, works are now ongoing at the Wheatsheaf Pub roundabout on the existing water main, we will be visible in this area until approximately Friday 19th of July 2019, today we poured the thrust block concrete for the linestop, this will allow us to stop flows whilst we cut and cap end the abandoned section from the live network.

Whilst this concrete achieves its strength we will be working near the working mens club near Forest Hall Road to remove abandoned covers and frames in the road tomorrow and thursday.

As the works proceed i will update you further.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager. 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update with regards the works on Great Lime Road at Killingworth.

1. We have now completed the installation and all reinstatement of the works at Miller Close to the Junction of Wesley Way.1.

2. Tomorrow the 4th July 2019 for a duration of 3 weeks we will be commencing works in the block paved area adjacent Great Lime Road and Whiteley Road to seperate the connection of the live main and now abandoned trunk main of Great Lime Road, we will be self contained in a fenced off area and will have no impact to the road users or pedestrians on the footpaths.

As works proceed i will update you further.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon..

Just a brief update for the planned works on City Road & Swan House Roundabout in Newcastle City Centre.

In order to carry out the innovative cleaninng of the water mains by "ice pigging" on the 4th of July 2019, at 3pm we will be setting up the Road Closure traffic management that was temporarily removed to City road, this is to enable advance CCTV surveying to be carried, at 7pm that evening we will be closing the inner lane of Swan House roundabout adjacent the Fat Buddha, this is to enable the trucks that hold the ice to park safely. The process will be complete overnight and TM removed when the works are complete, normal service will be restored by 7am the following morning (5th of July 2019).

Thank you for your patience whilst we have been carrying out this work and for the night in hand, i have attached a couple of photos of the last operation we did across the Tyne Bridge so you can see the scale of what we will be doing.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

 

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