On 16 and 17 June, SA Water will install around 171 metres of water main under the southern side of Jetty Road at Glenelg, between Cowper Street and Newmans Lane, as part of the next stage of a wider water main renewal in the seaside area.
This section of pipe is being replaced to improve the reliability of drinking water supply to customers and reduce the potential for disruptive breaks and leaks.
The project began last year, but was put on hold in October, after SA Water identified the need for more investigation into the protection of the structural integrity of other nearby underground services and infrastructure.
It was decided to resume works after Jetty Road’s busy summer trade and tourist period, which would also allow time for SA Water to consider different design options.
SA Water’s General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery Mark Gobbie said the organisation has been working closely with the City of Holdfast Bay and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) to minimise disruption to the community during this next stage of work.
"We have scheduled construction to coincide with existing planned maintenance by DPTI this month, when the tram between South Terrace and Moseley Square will be temporarily taken out of service," Mark said.
"Our contractors will be on site overnight from 7pm on Saturday 16 June to 11am on Sunday 17 June, and will also be doing some further investigative work near Moseley and Partridge Street during this period.
"Sections of Jetty Road will be closed to road users during this time, with the exception of public buses, which will maintain their usual route. Pedestrian access will remain unchanged.
"Following our overnight work in mid-June, we will continue with the remainder of the water main renewal from July, and depending on weather, aim to complete the whole project within two to three months."
Local traders and residents have been given advance notice of the June works and will continue to be updated as more details of the project are confirmed, including start and finish dates.
Jetty Road Mainstreet Committee Chairman Mark Faulkner said the committee has been able to keep its members informed before and during all stages of work, thanks to the ongoing contact with SA Water.
"Throughout the project, SA Water has been mindful of the needs of our community, namely the timing of works.
"They’ve listened to our concerns and we’re confident this water main renewal will continue to have minimal impact on those living in, working in or visiting the area."
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