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Forrest Park 60 Updates

Welcome to our latest project page, which has been designed to keep all interested parties and stakeholders fully informed that we have been contracted by Durham County Council to provide new essential infrastructure connections.  The works include excavating, laying cables, traffic management and associated infrastructure works in the locality. Part of these works will be completed in the highway, and unfortunately this may cause some delays and disruption.

The project timetable may be subject to change depending upon weather conditions and we plan to keep you fully informed of any changes due to circumstances out of our control, so please do regularly check back here for the latest updates.

Project Timetable
Start Date: October 2016
End Date: August 2017
Project Details
Location

From Newton Park services (just off junction 59 of the A1 on the A167 Durham Road) to NPG Darlington North substation on Whessoe Road

Nature of Project

Morrison Utility Connections have been contracted by Durham County Council to provide new essential infrastructure connections.  The works include excavating, laying cables, traffic management and associated infrastructure works in the locality. Part of these works will be completed in the highway, and unfortunately this may cause some delays and disruption.

Community

We understand that the nature of this project and these works may well have an effect on local residents and businesses along the planned route and we plan to minimise any disruption wherever possible.

Where temporary traffic management is required we will apply the appropriate measures to match the site situation and inform the local community by the most pertinent method.

We are committed to providing you with timely information and responding effectively to questions from local people so that any associated disruption can be minimised.

Contact info

If you have any questions, queries or concerns regarding these works, then please contact us:

Free Phone 0800 088 7332 (available 24/7)

Email projects3860@morrisonus.com

Project Updates

Friday 15th December 2017 10:27

Project completed.

Friday 8th December 2017 09:15

Aycliffe Forrest substation and cable route declared on the system and energised on 03-12-17.

Friday 1st December 2017 10:43

Aycliffe Forrest substation now under NPG rules, asset adopted.

Friday 24th November 2017 13:13

Aycliffe Forrest substation now under NPG rules, asset adopted.

Friday 17th November 2017 08:09

Commenced Advanced commissioning stage ongoing.
Snagging list ongoing.

Friday 10th November 2017 13:57

Commenced advanced commissioning stage.
Snagging list ongoing.

Friday 3rd November 2017 14:47

Continuing with the remediation works along the cable route.
Commissioning of the substation at Aycliffe ongoing.

Friday 27th October 2017 14:50

Continuing with the remediation works along the cable route.
Commissioning of the substation at Aycliffe ongoing.

Friday 20th October 2017 13:01

Remediation works along the cable route.
Commissioning of the substation at Aycliffe.

Friday 13th October 2017 15:45

Remediation works along the cable route.
Commissioning of the substation at Aycliffe.

Friday 6th October 2017 13:53

Remediation works along the cable route.
Commissioning of the substation at Aycliffe.

Friday 29th September 2017 08:50

Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 22nd September 2017 12:57

Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 15th September 2017 13:13

Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 8th September 2017 12:01

Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 1st September 2017 10:07

Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 25th August 2017 10:45

Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 18th August 2017 12:51

Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Thursday 10th August 2017 11:12

Substation civil works phase two complete.
Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 4th August 2017 13:58

Substation civil works phase two complete.
Durham County Council highway works ongoing on A167 and main site.
Dig and lays works commencing on A167.
Substation commissioning ongoing.

Friday 28th July 2017 13:10

Highways works commencing.
Commissioning of the substation well underway.
Cable route progressing.
Civil stage 2 build progressing.

Friday 21st July 2017 12:23

Dig and lay team 3 continue progressing in the new substation. 
Dig and lay team 2 continue progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 continue progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, M&E works progressing.
Commissioning has commenced at the substation.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 14th July 2017 11:35

Dig and lay team 3 continue progressing in the new substation. 
Dig and lay team 2 continue progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 continue progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 7th July 2017 10:15

Dig and lay team 3 continue progressing in the new substation. 
Dig and lay team 2 continue progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 continue progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 30th June 2017 09:17

Dig and lay team 3 progressing in the new substation. 
Dig and lay team 2 progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 23rd June 2017 16:45

Dig and lay team 3 progressing in the new substation. 
Dig and lay team 2 progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 16th June 2017 07:59

Dig and lay team 3 progressing in the new substation.
Dig and lay team 2 progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 9th June 2017 08:49

Dig and lay team 3 progressing in the new substation.
Dig and lay team 2 progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, stage 1 civil construction works complete, M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Wednesday 31st May 2017 09:19

Dig and lay team 3 progressing in the verge/footpath along the new spine road on the main construction site from the A167 HDD.          
Dig and lay team 2 progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, stage 1 civil construction works almost complete, M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing. Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 19th May 2017 11:38

Dig and lay team 2 progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, road installation, fencing works. M&E works progressing.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 12th May 2017 16:00

Dig and lay works on the A167 and Burtree Lane highways completed, two way lights and road closure removed.
Dig and lay team 2 progressing in the verge/footpath along the A167 heading south.
Dig and lay team 1 progressing in the verge along the A167 heading north.
Substation build progressing, road installation, fencing works. M&E works have begun.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing. Traffic management - Single lane closure both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 5th May 2017 14:49

Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - Single lane closure in place with 3 way lights on Cambourne Way.     
Dig and lay team 2 on A167 heading south towards Darlington, Traffic Management -  Burtree Lane now a full road closure in place. 2 way lights to be removed on the A167 on 07-05-17
Substation build progressing, construction of switch room and transformer housings. M&E works have begun.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure southbound fast lane.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 09:15

Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - Single lane closure in place with 3 way lights on Cambourne Way.     
Dig and lay team 2 on A167 heading south towards Darlington, Traffic Management -  Single lane closure and Burtree Lane road closure in place.
Substation build progressing, construction of switch room and transformer housings. M&E works have begun.
DCC (Durham County Council)highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure on both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council)service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 21st April 2017 16:00

Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - Single lane closure in place with 3 way lights on Cambourne Way.     
Dig and lay team 2 on A167 heading south towards Darlington, Traffic Management -  Single lane closure and Burtree Lane road closure in place.
Substation build progressing, construction of switch room and transformer housings. M&E works have begun.
DCC (Durham County Council)highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure on both north and south of Newton Aycliffe.
DCC (Durham County Council)service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 7th April 2017 15:03

Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane. Traffic Management - single lane closure in place. 
Dig and lay team 2 on A167 heading south towards Darlington. Traffic Management -  single lane closure and Burtree Lane road closure in place.
Substation build progressing, construction of switch room and transformer housings.
DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing. Traffic Management -  single lane closure.
DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Monday 3rd April 2017 13:02

Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - single lane closure in place. Dig and lay team 2 progressing on A167, footpath closed. Dig and lay team 2 road crossing A167. Dig and lay team 2 to start on A167 south towards Darlington on 03-04-17, Traffic Management - single lane closure. Substation build progressing, construction of switch room and transformer walls. DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - single lane closure. DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site. Traffic Management - Burtree Lane/A167 junction will be closed to main traffic from 03-04-17 until 26-05-17, local resident access will be maintained.

Friday 24th March 2017 13:35
Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - Single lane closure in place. Dig and lay team 2 progressing on A167, footpath closed. Substation build progressing, construction of switch room and transformer walls. DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, Traffic Management - Single lane closure in place. DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 17th March 2017 12:13
Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - single lane closure in place. Dig and lay team 2 progressing on A167, footpath closed. Substation build progressing, construction of switch room and transformer walls. DCC (Durham County Council) highway works on A167 progressing, single lane closure. DCC (Durham County Council) service diversion/new service installation works progressing along A167 and within the main site.

Friday 10th March 2017 11:35
Dig and lay team 1 progressing on Burtree Lane. Dig and lay team 2 progressing on the A167 Durham Road. Traffic Management - Lane closure will be in place on the A167 leading away from the A1M junction from 14-03-17 for 7 days for dig and lay team 2. A167 and A1M HDD’s (Horizontal Directional Drill’s) completed. Aycliffe Forrest substation build progressing. Durham County Council highway works progressing on A167 at Newton Park services. Durham County Council new drainage and gas works have started along the A167. Durham County Council highway and service works progressing on main site.

Monday 6th March 2017 15:31
A167 HDD (Horizontal Directional drill) completed. Gang 1 - Duct installation - Burntree Lane ongoing – Traffic Management - two way lights single lane closure. Tarmac 80M of Burntree Lane completed. Gang 2 - Duct installation - Durham Road ongoing – no lights but closed footpath. Aycliffe Forrest substation build – ongoing A167 Newton Park – Traffic Management – highway works on going. Installation of new services and diversion on the main site ongoing.

Tuesday 28th February 2017 09:36
A167 HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) ongoing. Brafferton Lane – Traffic Management - road closure completed. Burtree Lane – Traffic Management - single lane closure ongoing – dig and lay team 1 (reduced to two way lights). A167 Durham Road – Traffic Management - lane closure completed. Aycliffe Forrest substation build on going. A167 Newton Park – Traffic Management - highways works ongoing. Installation of new services, highways and diversions on main site ongoing.

Monday 20th February 2017 09:17
A1M HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) complete, demobilisation of the area currently underway. A167 HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) currently is being setup. Brafferton Lane – Traffic Management - road closure ongoing – dig and lay team 2 (estimated to be finished by this weekend) Burtree Lane – Traffic Management - single lane closure ongoing – dig and lay team 1 (3 way lights still in place, to be reduced to two way next week) A167 Durham Road – Traffic Management - lane closure still in place, taper to be reduced by 20-02-17 and works complete by 24-02-17. Aycliffe Forrest substation build on going. A167 Newton Park – Traffic Management - highways works ongoing, single lane closure. Installation of new services, highways and diversions on main site ongoing.

Friday 10th February 2017 10:01
A1M HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) ongoing and estimated to complete next week, as we are on drill 6 of 7. Whessoe Road dig and lay works completed, highway reinstated, Traffic Management - 3 way lights removed. Dig and lay team 1 on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - two way lights in place. Dig and lay team 2 on A167 Durham Road, approaching Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - Lane closure in place. Aycliffe Forrest Substation civil build ongoing, switch room base poured, transformer T1 blinded. Durham County Council highway and service diversions/new services install works on going. Traffic Management - They have a lane closure on the A167 south bound Newton Park services. Durham County Council main site works, installing surface water drainage. Traffic Management - The road closure for Brafferton Lane will be in place from 13-02-17 for 5 days.

Friday 3rd February 2017 09:52
Dig and Lay team 1 on Burtree Lane, Traffic Management - 3 way lights in place on Burtree Lane, junction of Whessoe Road. Dig and lay team 1 completed Whessoe Road. Dig and Lay team 2 on A167, Traffic Management - single lane closure in place on A167 Durham Road near A1M junction 59. A1M HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) ongoing, 3 drills completed. Aycliffe Forrest substation, switchroom slab ready to pour, excavating for T2 slab.

Thursday 26th January 2017 10:30
HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) under A1M ongoing. Dig and lay ongoing on Whessoe Road/junction of Burtree Lane – We will look at completing Whessoe Road and continue down Burtree Lane next week. Traffic Management, 3 way lights to remain in place. Dig and lay ongoing on A167 Durham Road. There will be a lane closure to be put in place from next week. Substation civil construction works ongoing.

Monday 23rd January 2017 14:38
Dig and lay commencing on Whessoe Road, 3 way lights in place on Whessoe Road and the junction of Burtree Lane. Whessoe Road is expected to be completed by 26-01-17. Dig and lay commencing on A167 Durham Road in the verge, Traffic Management will be put in place on the A167 to reduce the lanes leading up to Brafferton Lane. A road closure is to be put in place on Brafferton Lane for 5 days starting on 30-01-17; letter drops to be completed to inform the local residents of our works. Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) contractor mobilised on 16-01-17, A1M HDD commencing and they have already crossed underneath the A1M. Substation civil contractor mobilised, substation civil works commencing.

Friday 13th January 2017 09:41
Whessoe Road closure works complete on 12-01-17, Traffic Management to be removed 13-01-17. The A1M HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) settlement monitoring has begun. Pipe for A1M HDD delivered and welded in readiness for the HDD mobilisation on 16-01-17. Welfare setup for substation civil construction phase in readiness for mobilisation on 16-01-17. Next week’s activities. Single lane closure on Whessoe Road towards the junction of Burtree Lane from 16-01-17. Begin excavation and lay from the south side of the A1M HDD joint bay down the A167 in the verge initially. Substation civil construction works begin. A1M HDD works begin.

Friday 6th January 2017 12:10
Road closure in place on Whessoe Road. Excavation and lay works ongoing on Whessoe Road. On target to complete our works on Whessoe Road by 13th January 2017.

Tuesday 20th December 2016 11:04
Traffic Management on Whessoe Road has been removed for the Christmas period. There will be no more excavations on Whessoe Road this year, but they will be continued in the New Year. Please be aware that Whessoe Road will have a road closure in place on 3rd January 2017 for 10 days.

Friday 16th December 2016 10:03
Traffic Management on Whessoe Road removed for Christmas. No more excavations on Whessoe Road this year, to be continued after the New Year. Please be aware that Whessoe Road will have a road closure in place on 3rd January 2017 for 10 days.

Thursday 8th December 2016 16:13
Fully mobilised for our dig and lay operation. Commencing on Whessoe Road (next to Darlington North substation). Traffic Management in place on Whessoe Road as the road is down to one lane. Commenced excavations and duct installations.

Thursday 1st December 2016 12:42
We have established our site office, welfare accommodation and lay down area in preparation to accept deliveries of the materials and equipment required to commence the project.

Friday 25th November 2016 14:02
No works in progress this week.

Monday 21st November 2016 15:23
No works in progress this week.

Friday 11th November 2016 10:41
No works in progress this week.

Thursday 3rd November 2016 14:36
Currently no works in progress.

Friday 28th October 2016 08:08
Trial holes and slip trenches work 100% completed.

Monday 24th October 2016 12:35
Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys (GPR) 100% completed. Trial holes and slip trenches work 75% completed.

Friday 14th October 2016 07:11
Trial holes and slip trenches work ongoing. Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys (GPR) ongoing.

Thursday 13th October 2016 07:15
Undertaking trial holes and slip trenches between Newton Park Services, A1 Junction 59 and Whessoe Road to establish service depths and positions. Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys (GPR) along the same route which has meant some traffic management has been needed. These initial works are scheduled to be complete by the end of October 2016.

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