Work is moving on at Wapping Burn and I've been in touch with Darren the Site Manager for a progress update:
We have now completed the pipe work installation through Doxford Drive and under Whitehouse Way. Work will soon start laying the pipes towards the Southern Team so we can join the pipes up. First of all, we need to test the pipes to ensure there are no leaks. The junction will remain closed while thie testing is complete.
The Southern Team have also crossed Whitehouse Way and will soon start working towards the Northern Team. However, they have discovered a leaking water main while they've been digging. Northumbrian Water will repair this imminently, but this has added a few days to the schedule. We now expect to be crossing Bracken Hill from Monday 21 August 2017. I was out speaking to the businesses there this week advising of this work and this leak means that we will start there a couple of days later than expected.