Businesses are open as normal!

All local businesses will be open as usual throughout the work so please continue to show your support.

What's happening

  • £60 million is being invested in Newark's waste and water systems
  • The project will help prevent flooding. There are currently around 400 properties at risk of sewer flooding in Newark
  • It involves installing 10km of new water mains, replacing 2.6km of existing mains and installing new water valves
  • The project includes the construction of 4km of new tunnelled sewers and upgrading over 7km of the existing sewer system

Update from Severn Trent Friday 15 June 2018

We are happy to report that the one-way system on Castle Gate has been removed, ahead of schedule and in time for the Newark Festival. With two days to spare of our 17-week programme, we have worked hard to complete the shaft work and reinstatement to ensure that two-way traffic was returned for one of the most important weekends in Newark’s calendar.

Barriers have also been removed from Cater Gate, specifically near the Cinema on London Road. We are grateful to the people of Newark for their support and patience while the large scale civil engineering works took place.

Shafts and Tunnels

Shaft 1 (Quibell’s Lane)

Demobilisation and finishing works within the main tunnel continue.

Shaft 2 (North Gate/Queens Road junction)

Almost complete, work here has turned to reinstatement.

Shaft 3 (Castle Gate)

The shaft and associated connections are now complete and normal road usage is in place.

Shaft 4(Lombard Street/Mill Gate junction)

The shaft and connection work is complete and the carriageway reinstated. The junction is reopened to vehicles. Some cosmetic reinstatement remains in the verge but this will be completed without disruption to vehicles.

Shaft 5 (Mill Gate)

Shaft work continues at this site with a late summer end date in sight.

Shaft 6 ( Mill Gate near Spring House Pub)

As at Shaft 1, demobilisation and finishing works inside the tunnel continue.

Shaft 25 (Vernon Street)

No change at this site as we await tunnelling machine

Shaft 26 (Harcourt Street)

The shaft is now prepared for tunnelling and we await the machine.

Open Cut Sewer Replacement
Lawrence Street, Lawrence Place and Welbeck Avenue

Our clean water team will begin water diversion work on the junction of Lawrence Place with Lawrence Street on Monday 18th June. There will be a small road closure on Lawrence Place for two weeks. During the diversion work Lawrence Street will be closed at its junction with Lawrence Place.

From the 25th June the work on Lawrence Place will extend towards Sydney Street and as such traffic lights will be in place for around 7 days on Cliff Nook and Sydney Street.

London road

Traffic lights remain in place near Newton Street. Our work currently straddles the junction of Elm Avenue with London Road.

Windsor Avenue/Eton Avenue

Work continues to progress with our fence line now extended up to 4 Eton Avenue. Devon Road remains closed at the junction with Windsor Avenue.

Beacon Hill Road

Work has now extended to include 'The Close'. On Monday morning (18th June) our fence line with block the entrance to Eastern Terrace between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm for around two weeks.

 BNM Alliance is carrying out the work on behalf of Severn Trent.

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View all the fantastic events planned for Newark market place this year.

Contact us

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0300 303 9647

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    Great North Road
    NG24 1BY

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