Essential project to install new water pipe to affect roads in Northallerton
Yorkshire Water is set to start scheme to lay a new 400m long water pipe to improve the resilience of supplies into Northallerton.
The 10-week long project, due to commence on April 1st, will involve a total of five phases of work, with traffic diversions and temporary traffic lights required. Letters have been sent out to all residents to notify them of the plans.
Yorkshire Water has insisted disruption will be kept to a minimum with overnight and weekend work arranged, and that the new pipe is essential to replace an existing pipe that has reached its expiry date and is prone to leaks.
The new pipe will stretch from Willow Beck Road to Yafforth Road at its junction with Darlington Road. It will thern pass under the railway line, Brompton Beck and Finkills Way.
Phased traffic diversions will be signposted to commuters as the scheme progresses.
The first phase of roadworks be on Willow Beck Road starting on Monday 1st April resulting in one lane closure. Temporary traffic lights will also be installed on High Street until around April 5th, however these will be limited to just overnight from 8pm – 6am with the road open as normal during the day.
The second phase of the scheme, commencing around Friday 5th April until the end of April, will be in Low Gates Yard Retail Park by Court Homemakers and on land near to The Willow Beck Public House on Finkills Way.
Directional drilling techniques will be used to lay the pipe under the railway and Brompton Beck. Access to the retail park and The Willow Beck for vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.
Third, fourth and fifth phase of activity:
These are set to commence around Finkills Way at the end of April, which Yorkshire Water will publicise nearer the time to remind residents and commuters.
Yorkshire Water’s communications advisor Mark Allsop said:“We’ve liaised closely with North Yorkshire County Council’s Highways Department regarding every aspect of this essential scheme. Due to the nature of the work, and to ensure the safety of our onsite team and road users, there will need to be some traffic management in place.
“To help expedite the works and minimise the inconvenience our partners Morrison Utility Services will be working some weekends as well as evening and overnight working. We’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete our work as quickly as possible by the end of June.”