Chaytor Street, Jarrow Road Closure

 Chaytor Street, Jarrow closed for one week as tunnel trench is backfilled

As construction of the new vehicle tunnel under the Tyne progresses it is necessary to temporarily close a small section of Chaytor Street in Jarrow from Saturday 12th June to Sunday 20th June 2010.

The main structure of the new tunnel in the space beneath Chaytor Street has now been built, enabling design and build contractor, Bouygues Travaux Publics, to refill the trench above the tunnel with soil.

For these earthworks to take place the temporary road bridge that currently forms this part of Chaytor Street, located between Ferry Street and Commercial Road, must be dismantled. Once backfilling has been completed the final carriageway can then be built, opening to traffic on the morning of Monday 21st June.

Project Managing Director for Bouygues Travaux Publics, Nicolas Caille, said: “We have tried hard to coordinate our activities so that we are able to achieve a great deal of work in only a few days. This will minimise inconvenience to people who use Chaytor Street, whilst enabling us to complete this essential work. The project overall is making excellent progress, and we are looking forward to opening the new vehicle tunnel in February 2011″

Chaytor Street will be closed at the point where it crosses the construction site for the new vehicle tunnel, located between Ferry Street and Commercial Road. The pedestrian footpath along Chaytor Street will remain open during this period. Motorists will be asked to follow a diversion across Howard Street Bridge (A185).


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