Works to upgrade approximately 700 metres of water main along Jetty Road, Glenelg between Brighton Road and Colley Terrace has commenced. This investment will significantly reduce the risk of pipe bursts and secure water supply for the future.
The original water main that we’re replacing is located on the southern side of Jetty Road and was constructed in 1875.
This work was originally scheduled for early next financial year. With the revised schedule for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s (DPTI) tram track upgrades, SA Water has now brought forward the water main replacement to better align with these works.
Due to the complexity of the tram track works, it was not possible to undertake the water main replacement at the same time.
How to stay updated
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 is scheduled to commence on Sunday 9 July 2017 and is expected to take up to 12 weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions and technical constraints.
Construction will typically take place between 8pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, with a later start time on Thursday nights to accommodate late night shopping. There will be no work on Friday and Saturday nights.
The construction of the new water main along Jetty Road will commence from the Brighton Road and Jetty Road intersection.
Impact on pedestrians, road users and businesses
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.
Interruptions to water supply
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.
Adelaide Metro tram and bus services
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 Sunday nights when AFL twilight matches are scheduled. Trams will leave Moseley Square from around 6am the following morning.
Buses will maintain usual routes with no detours in place along Jetty Road.
Current Construction Activities
Works started on Jetty Road on Sunday 9 July.
Pipe laying, via open trench, is currently occurring on Jetty Road, between Rose Street and Gordon Street. Works will progressively head west toward Moseley Square.
Construction activities include saw-cutting, excavation, pipe-laying, back-filling and bitumen road capping. Traffic management will be in place around the work-site for the safety of pedestrians, commuters and our workers.
21/09/2017 05:13 PM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Shea-Oak Log. Water should now be back on. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06034304.
Estimated start time (water off): 22/09/2017 09:00 AM Estimated restore time (water back on): 22/09/2017 04:00 PM We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Prospect. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.