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Energy Centre roadworks starting in Gateshead High Street

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016

As part of the ongoing project to lay pipes and cables for the Gateshead District Energy Centre, work will begin on Gateshead High Street on Tuesday 16th August 2016.

It is expected that the work will take eight weeks to complete.

Temporary traffic lights will be installed on the Charles Street/High Street junction.
High Street will be closed to vehicles southbound outside St Edmunds Church at the top of Hopper Place to Ann Street.
Jackson Street at the High Street junction end will be closed.
Diversions will be in place which will still allow access.
Some Jackson Street bus stops will be suspended. Nexus and Go North East will advertise any route changes.

Excavation company Clancy Docwa aims to keep any disruption to a minimum.

The Gateshead District Energy Centre is an important energy project that will cut bills and carbon emissions for homes and businesses in the centre of Gateshead. It will allow heat and electricity to be generated locally and fed directly to public buildings, businesses and local homes.

The scheme is expected to help attract new businesses to the area, thanks to low energy prices and the use of the latest low carbon technology. As well as ensuring homes and businesses see reduced energy bills, the project is expected to be fully self-financing. Construction and operating costs will be recouped over the life of the project by energy sales.

For any general enquiries about this work, please contact: Freephone 0800 6345944