Watermain installation works to commence

25 Sep 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that water main installation works are scheduled to commence along Merrigang Street in Bowral from Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Works are part of stage two of the Merrigang Street Reconstruction Project and will involve the installation of new water mains between Jasmine and Albert Streets on both sides of Merrigang Street.

Works will be undertaken by specialist contractor Carve Earthworks & Construction Pty Ltd with construction scheduled to commence following the conclusion of this year’s Tulip Time festivities.
Hours of construction will be 7am to 6pm weekdays.

As part of the works, thirty existing trees along the construction route will be removed. These trees have been inspected by a qualified Arborist and found to be in various stages of poor health and have been assessed as having ‘low’ to ‘very low’ future retention value. These trees will be removed prior to the commencement of the water main installation works. At the completion of the project, new trees will be planted as per Council’s adopted Street Tree Master Plan.

During construction work, sections of Merrigang Street may be temporarily reduced to one-way traffic but property access will be maintained. Signage will also be erected and traffic controllers will be stationed onsite to manage traffic during work hours.

Road users and pedestrians are cautioned to follow the changed traffic conditions, exercise care when travelling through the construction zones and be aware of loose stones and heavy machinery within the work areas.

Council thanks motorists in advance for their cooperation and apologises for any temporary delays or inconvenience.

The water main work is scheduled to be completed by early 2020. All timeframes are subject to weather conditions.

Following the water main installation Council will commence storm water pipe and road pavement reconstruction work, construct new concrete footpaths and renew the kerb and guttering.

For further information contact Council’s Project Civil Engineer, Jamil Ashraf on phone 4868 0888.
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