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Bazaar Street water main replaced

9 March, 2018

Water mains along Bazaar Street will be targeted as part of a Council program to replace aging water and sewerage mains in Maryborough. 

In this stage water mains in Bazaar Street and the eastern end of Sussex Street will be replaced, Planning and Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Denis Chapman said.

“The project has been timed to precede upcoming CBD Revitalisation work,” he said.

As part of the project water mains on both sides of Bazaar Street, between Sussex and Alice Streets, and on the southern side of Sussex Street from Adelaide to Bazaar Streets will be replaced.

“The water mains in this area were constructed in the 1930’s and are approaching the end of their useful life” 
It is anticipated that the contract for the project will be awarded at the beginning of March with construction expected to start in the second half of March.

Construction is planned to start at the Alice Street end and proceed block by block to Sussex Street.

To guard against water disruptions, the new pipelines will be placed adjacent to the existing pipes so that the existing water main can remain in operation until the new main is tested and ready for use. 

The new pipes will be laid mainly within the roadway requiring one half of Bazaar Street to be closed to traffic in the vicinity of the works.  

The Contractor will ensure that pedestrian access to all business premises will be maintained throughout the project.  

“While we aim to keep disruptions to a minimum there will be some minor disruptions to traffic, parking and footpaths during the works,” Cr Chapman said.

“Council’s construction managers and the Contractor will keep the businesses informed of any disruptions as the project progresses and will visit each property to discuss any particular needs.” 

It is anticipated that the whole project will take six months to complete, weather permitting.