Since the postponement of our water main works on Jetty Road late last year, investigations since have resulted in a revised alignment that further reduces the impact on businesses and residents along Jetty Road.
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 was to make sure this water main replacement could be done safely and results in limited impact on local businesses and residents, as well as those commuting through and visiting the area.
Construction of approximately 582 metres of new water main along Newmans Lane and Milton Street commenced on 2 July 2018 with works to replace the remaining sections of the southern water main along Jetty Road now ready to resume. From Tuesday July 24, we will be installing approximately 250 metres of new water main along Jetty Road between Byron Street and Rose Street and between Moseley Street and Milton Street, Glenelg.
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.
Works along Newmans Lane and Milton Street are scheduled for completion on Monday 23 July (subject to weather conditions and technical constraints).
The remainder of works on Jetty Road between Byron Street and Rose Street and between Moseley Street and Milton Street, Glenelg will start on Tuesday 24 July and are expected to take up to four weeks to complete (subject to weather conditions and technical constraints). Construction will typically take place from Sunday to Thursday, between 8pm and 5am, with a later start time on Thursday nights to accommodate late night trade.
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.
Further reinstatement works will occur following pipe installation.
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. Trams will run later on Thursday nights and on nights of major sporting events. Trams will leave Moseley Square from 6.08am the following morning.
Buses will maintain usual routes with no detours in place along Jetty Road.
Call: 1800 812 362