Work to replace around 700 metres of water main along Jetty Road in Glenelg between Brighton Road and Colley Terrace is temporarily on hold. This project is scheduled to resume in April 2018.
Our intention was to complete the work prior to the end of September 2017, to avoid impacts from construction during Glenelg's peak trade and visitor period over the summer months.
After works started, several issues were identified and more investigations were needed to identify the location of other underground services and to protect the structural integrity of infrastructure in the road. Unfortunately we had limited visibility of these issues until tram track upgrades undertaken earlier this year were complete and our project had begun.
Our decision to defer works until 2018 is guided by our to make sure this water main replacement can be done safely and results in limited impact on local businesses and residents, as well as those commuting through and visiting the area.
During the project's downtime, minor investigative works will continue and the existing water main will be closely monitored to manage the potential for any issues.
To date, around 120 metres of main has been replaced, with little impact to local traders during this time.
We will keep you informed through this webpage and direct communication as the project progresses.
Track the progress of the water main replacement with the live map of Jetty Road once construction commences.
Work began in July 2017 and is now on hold until April 2018.
When work does start again in the new year, construction will be scheduled at night from Sunday to Thursday, as has been the case to date.
The water main renewal works will be constructed at night to minimise the impact on local businesses, pedestrians and traffic travelling along Jetty Road.
During the day, Jetty Road will be clear, allowing free flow of traffic and ‘business as usual’ for traders.
A section of Jetty Road will be closed to all traffic, except public buses, around the work-zone (street to street) with detours in place.
During construction hours, traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of the public and construction crew.
Pedestrian access along Jetty Road will remain open at all times throughout the project.
Noise and dust will be minimised where possible.
We are committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. As works progress you may experience the following:
- Noise and dust from construction equipment
- Increased traffic in and around your local street
- Temporary restricted access to properties and parking
- Traffic and pedestrian management
- Excavation work on roads and sections of the footpath
- Temporary interruption to your water supply
On each work night, the work zone (including any sections of footpath) will be sealed with a thin bitumen cap.
We are working with the City of Holdfast Bay to establish the scope of reinstatement works to occur once the works are complete.
Temporary interruptions to the water supply in the area will be required at certain times. This allows us to transfer all customer connections from the old main to the new main. These will primarily be scheduled during the night to ensure impacts to customers are minimised.
We are currently speaking with impacted businesses to understand their water needs to find the best solution.
Affected customers will receive advance notice before any water disruptions.
The tram service will remain in operation along Jetty Road during the day, but will be required to terminate at Brighton Road from 7.30pm on nights our work is being undertaken.
Buses will maintain usual routes with no detours in place along Jetty Road.
Call: 1800 812 362