Walker Street water mains being replaced
5 October, 2018
A 1.3km section of 78-year-old cast iron water main down Walker Street, Maryborough, is being replaced as part of a $650,000 project.
“The project, funded by Council, is being undertaken by Wide Bay Water and Waste Services staff,” Cr Anne Maddern said.
“The 1.3km project between, Ferry Street and Neptune Street is anticipated to be finished in February next year,” Cr Maddern said.
“The crews can replace about 30 metres of pipe every day.”
Council warns motorists to expect delays when using Walker Street.
“We will maintain access for residents and businesses during the project,” Cr Maddern said.
“Residents and businesses will also be given plenty of warning if there are going to be disruptions to the water supply. Any disruptions should be limited to the day of the work.”
Meanwhile, work is about to start on the next stage of the Walker Street upgrade.
Council at its meeting last week (Wednesday, September 26) accepted a $1.6 million tender for stage 2 of the Walker Street reconstruction (Croydon to Stevenson streets).
It is hoped that work will start on the project in October and finish in March 2019, weather permitting.
Details on the traffic management during the project will be announced closer to the project starting date.