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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 Kevin McGargle

Good Morning

Just a brief update to the works on City Road Newcastle. We have carried out the advanced works in preparation for the innovative technology of ice pigging to clean the water main newtork from Swan House Roundabout down to City Road, yesterday you will have noticed that we have opened the carriageway again to traffic, this is until 3pm of the 4th of July where we will be working overnight until 7am the next morning. please note that the diversion signage has been left in place and an advanced notice sign will be on display for these further works.

i will update this area of the scheme nearer the time.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager. 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning

A quick update on Swinley Gardens......

The work has gone well and the team are busy clearing away the fencing and tidying up the road after the reinstatement. All the traffic management will be removed and it all should be back to normal later this afternoon.

Thank you again for your patience during this time.

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning All,

You will have notice some activity on West Road this morning, we are conducting some trial holes and ground investigations. There will be a contra-flow in place for two weeks whilst the work proceeds. The footpath will be closed during the work however pedestrians will be slightly diverted around the work.

Please take care during this time and apologies for the inconvenience.

 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Morning

Just a brief update to our works at Miller Close Killngworth as follows:-

  • We are ongoing with testing and cleaning the newly installed pipework ready for a sample to be taken.
  • Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 9am we have a planned shutdown of the main that feeds Benton Square Industrial Estate, this will mean a loss of supply for 2hrs 45 minutes maximum whilst we connect onto the existing pipework, please note that this supply will only affect the industrial estate and will have no impact to domestic customers in the area hence the reason we have chosen to do this work on a sunday morning with less inconvenience.
  • Next week we plan to complete the reinstatements to the area with the intention of being complete on site by Friday 28th June 2019. 

As the works proceed i will update you accordingly.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager. 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

As you know we (MMB) have currently be working on City Road as part of this project and we have introduced a road closure along a short section at Sallyport Crescent. The lane closure is at the north end of the Forster Street/City Road junction and a diversion around Pandon Bank, Melbourne Street, BuxtoStreet and Gibson Street, due to operational restraints MMB will need to extend our presence at this location until 5 July 2019.

Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Morning

Just a brief update with regards our works on Great Lime Road Killingworth, yesterday we commenced the installation of the new water main adjacent Miller Close, we will be at ths location for up to 3 weeks, i have attached a couple of pictures of the traffic management with the walkway provided whilst the footway is closed enabling the installation..

As the works proceed i will provide further update.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon,

Just a quick update for the works to the Great Lime Road area of the scheme as below.

1. Palmersville Chippy - Works are now complete to this stage and reinstatements carried out, yesterday we put the new main laid into use.

2. Miller close to Wesley Way - Works commence here on Monday 10th June 2019 for a duration of 3 weeks, traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works.

I have added a photo of the area at Palmersville Chipy for info, as the works proceed i will issue a further update.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Morning

I just thought id give you a brief update with regards the works on the Great Lime Road area of the scheme as below:-

1. Palmersville  Chippy - Yesterday we completed the wearing course reinstatement to the main highway (photo attached), we are now completing all of the final conections of the new water main laid and will be backfilling and reinstating the works area today/ tomorrow to be completed for friday night, the area will be seeded and cut tidy on completion.

2. Monday 10th march 2019 for a duration of 3 weeks we will be at Miller close to carry out works on Great Lime road (in the grass verge) installing a new main from where we previously worked at christmas west to the junction of wesley way, please note that we will have a lane restriction on the road and the fottway closed during these period, a suitable walkway will be provided to use.

I wil provide further updates as the works proceed.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

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Update by Gabrielle Ward

Good Afternoon,

Just a quick traffic update regarding the traffic management system on Claremont Road.

Some of you may have already noticed that the traffic lights have now been removed as of Saturday 1st June and traffic should be back to its normal flow.

We would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon.

Good News....we have succesfully abandoned one of the 450mm dia trunk main's from the wheatsheaf pub at the East End of Great lime Road to the West end at the junction of  West Lane and Great Lime Road some 2,090m in total.

A further brief update with regards the works on Great Lime Road as follows:-

1. The new district meter at Salters lane Killingworth is now commissioned and in use.

2. Works are ongoing at Palmersville Chippy until the end of next week (Friday 7th June 2019), the new pipework is installed, tested and chlorinating tomorrow awaiting the sample results to put the main in public supply, please note that on Tuesday 4th June 2019 we plan to resurface the road outside of the chippy so you will see an increased activity with our surfacing contractor.

3. On Monday 3rd June 2019 for 1 day we are planning to resurface the footway near the entrance of Roseberry Grange East towards the metro station, the footway will be completely closed at this location for 1 day.

should any plans change i will update you further as the week develops.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager.

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