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Part of Millgate to be closed from Monday

By Advertiser Reporter

The tunnelling machine was lowered into place at Crankley Point, in August
The tunnelling machine was lowered into place at Crankley Point, in August

A section of Millgate will be closed from Monday as part of work to overhaul Newark’s waste and water network.

A stretch of the road from Victoria Street to Southfield Terrace will be shut until June 19 as Severn Trent builds a reception shaft for its tunnelling machine – known as the Siege Breaker – to be lifted out.

The machine was lowered into place in August, at Crankley Point. It moves around 15-20 metres a day and, when finished, will have created a tunnel nearly three kilometres long and large enough for a Transit van to drive through.

Motorists can still access Millgate via Southfield Terrace.

The firm said it would be speaking to all residents in Millgate about the work, ahead of a general exhibition.

The overall project will see more than 400 homes and businesses protected from sewer flooding, as well as future-proof water supplies, when it is completed in 2020.

BNM Alliance is carrying out the work for Severn Trent.


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