A scheme to repair the collapsed Victorian culvert on Queen’s Road in Newark is due to get underway next week (25 September).
The carriageway above the culvert collapsed earlier this year, with initial investigations showing that the culvert had sustained extensive damage.
The nature of the structure, the damage and the need to work within very deep excavations has led to repairs being extremely complex and also required a specialist contractor to be appointed to complete them.
Via East Midlands on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, together with contractor Danaher and Walsh, have since undertaken further investigations, designing a scheme to reconstruct the culvert and re-open the road by the end of November.
Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank the residents, businesses, and road users in Newark for their patience and I’m pleased that we have a provisional date for the reopening of Queen’s Road.
“We are working with an old Victorian culvert and it has proved a very complex scheme, with the condition of the structure and presence of water making investigations and planning difficult.
“Working together with partners, we now have a solution to reconstruct the culvert and get Queen’s Road reopened to road users by the end of November.
“We’ll also be taking the opportunity to fully resurface Queen’s Road once the repairs are complete.”
The works will start on Monday 25 September and are expected to take nine weeks.