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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 Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon,

Just to let you know we will be removing the 3 way traffic lights from Swinley Gardens tomorrow night in time for the Easter weekend and we won't be implementing them after the holidays. However from Tuesday 23rd until 3 May we will introduce a contra-flow system to replace the lights as we need to continue with some excavations on the junction. I will be dropping in letters in the area tomorrow morning with the site team to let our customers know what is happening.

Apologies for the inconvenience and  if you have any questions please ask away.

 

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Update by Katie Burdon

Portal Update WE 12.04.19

 

The 90mm connections on Dalton Street, Corbridge Street Robinson Street are now completed.

Glasshouse Bridge Scheme is now complete.

Lobley Hill Road is now complete. Final disconnections have been undertaken.

Works are ongoing on Shields Road to install a 200mm valve with enabling works also being carried out on Robinson Street, Union Street, Millers Road, Walker Road and Fossway.

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

So we have an awful lot going on this week..............

  • Along Denton Road on the junction of Swinley Gardens we will have 3 way traffic lights until 19th April
  • Forster Street in the centre of Newcastle will be closed and a diversion is operational (please see the attached plan), again until 19th April
  • 3 way traffic lights were also planned for this week along Great Lime Road on the junction of Southgate (roundabout), however due to unforeseen circumstance they have been removed early.

We would appreciate your co-operation during this time and please be that little more vigilant. Car drivers please kindly adhere to the road notices and signs as we don't want anyone to get hurt. Our work will be conducted as quickly and safely as possible as we do understand the impact of our presence.

If you would like to as me any questions please feel free.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Evening

Just a brief update with regards the works at great lime road as below:-

1. Whitley Road Killingworth - works at this location are now reinstated to the footway and verges.

2. The Junction of Myrtle road/ Glebe road is now complete and reinstated.

The remainder of this week will be non visual carrying out investigations in other areas.

Impending works are:-

8th April for 1 week at the roundabout of Southgate/ Great Lime Road. 

15th April for 1 week at the roundabout of Whitley road/ Great lime road.

As always i will keep you 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 to our works on Great Lime Road as below:-

  • Miller Close is now completed at the site entrance and permanently reinstated, The developer Taylor Wimpey is organising the white linining of the entrance in due course so please be vigilant for when this being carried out.
  • Whiteley Road Holystone - we have re-commenced the installation of the linestop on the main, we anticipate works in this area to be complete as of wednesday next week.
  • The next phase of work is located at the junction of Glebe road/ Great lime Road, this will commence on 28th March 2019 for a duration of 3 days.

Please also be aware that we have major works upcoming at the Roundabout of Southgate/ Great Lime Road on the 8th of April for 1 week and the roundabout of Whiteley Road/ Great Lime Road on the 15th April for 1 week.

 

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Update by Katie Burdon

Portal Update WE 15.03.19

 

The 90mm connections on Dalton Street and Corbridge Street are now completed.

Robinson Street connection is to be undertaken at 10.00am on Monday 18th March.

 

Glasshouse Bridge 225mm connection was undertaken on 11th and 12th March and the outstanding work is the reinstatement in the car park of the Enterprise Centre.

122m of 63mm pipe insert at Lobley Hill Road has been undertaken and the garage service has been transferred.

Fastflow made another donation of food and clothes the Elim Centre Food Bank on Heaton Road in Byker.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon,

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

1. The works at Palmersville metro will be permanently reinstated as of tomorrow night (13-03-2019) and the traffic management removed, this area will now be complete.

2. The footway at Whiteley Road Holystone will be permanently reinstated by close of play tomorrow night (13-03-2019).

3. Commencing for 1 week on 14-03-2019 we will be at the entrance of Miller Close to carry out water main disconnection works from the Old trunk main, no disruption to supplies will be encountered by customers during this operation.

As always i will keep you updated ads the works proceed.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon

Just thought I would share the events of Thursday 28th February with you all. We cleaned the "clean water" pipe that had been first installed back in the day (actually 1928), it was once again an innovative method of cleaning by using ice to clean the bore of the pipe, this time it was from the Newcastle side of the bridge and stretched from Swan House roundabout to Gateshead. We commenced working a 7pm and the team along with Northumbrian Water staff were off site by the early hours of the Friday morning.

Have a look at some the photos taken on the evening!

 

 

 

 

 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon,

Just a brief note for the works associated with Great Lime Road.

1. The works at Whiteley Road Holystone will be backfilled and reinstated by Wednesday 6th march 2019 evening, we will however need to return here again in the future to complete the works as this phase has just been investigatory.

2. On Thursday 7th we will be returning to 1-2 Kelvin Place off Great Lime Road to finalise the connection of the new to the old water 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 for the works at Great lime Road Near Palmersville Metro and the next stage of works planned....

Great Lime Road - We received the water quality test results today and are now installing the final connection's to the existing mains, thereafter we are tarmac reinstating and will have the traffic management removed by close of play Thursday evening.

From Monday 25th February until 6th March 2019 we will be progressing along Whiteley Road, Holystone in the grass verge and in the footway opposite to close off the existing network from the trunk main being abandoned. This will not cause any disruption to your water supply.

I will keep you updated as the works proceed.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

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