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

Newark one-way system 2018

Why are Severn Trent doing this?

As part of the ongoing project in Newark Severn Trent Water are constructing a new tunnel beneath the town to prevent flooding of 400 properties. They need to connect the existing sewers to this new tunnel. This will require work in the road on Castle Gate and North Gate. Providing a one way system will avoid the need to close Castle Gate during the construction works.

When will this happen?

A temporary one way system will be implemented on Castle Gate from Mid Feb to Mid June 2018 for a period of 17 weeks. Severn Trent are aiming to minimise disruption by selecting the most appropriate tunnelling method and using a one way system. This will avoid the need to close Castle Gate for up to 6 months.

What are they doing?

Severn Trent will be constructing three new shafts along Castle Gate and North Gate. They will make connections in these shafts between the existing sewers which are at a high level and the new deep tunnel that they are constructing. They will also be closing off an existing overflow into the River Trent at the end of Queens Road. This work forms part of the wider project across Newark.

Businesses are open as normal!

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

Free shuttle bus

A free shuttle bus service will be provided while the one-way system is in place on Castle Gate.

The service will circulate the town centre in an anti-clockwise direction. Buses will be operated by local bus companies, Mon to Sat every 15 minutes between 6.30am and 7.30pm.

It's hoped that the bus service will help minimise any disruption to existing bus services  and encourage existing and potentially new visitors to travel into the town centre.

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