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Gravity Mains Replacement

Finniss Terrace Mount Barker

August 2023

As part of Council’s Wastewater Gravity Mains Replacement Program, Council is currently planning and designing the upgrade of the existing effluent mains in Finniss Terrace Mount Barker in this financial year.  The target area is from the southern end of McLaren Street heading south-east along the linear trail to the new footbridge at the rear of the Victoria Crescent Medical Centre. This will involve the replacement of the existing effluent mains running along this section of the linear trail, with a new pipe to rectify damaged sections of the existing pipe and to cater for sewer discharges in the future (see attached location map).

This work is programmed maintenance and is critical to the safe operation of Council’s wastewater network. Construction is also planned for this financial year, currently proposed for January/February 2024, with work being performed during the day between the hours of 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

During construction, traffic and pedestrian management will be in place to ensure the safety of the contractors, road users and pedestrians.  Due to the nature of the works requiring open trench construction, sections of the linear trail will be closed to pedestrian access and detours will be in place. If possible, please use an alternative route during construction to avoid delays in reaching your destination.

It is envisaged that construction works along the trail will be progressive, resulting in temporary access restrictions to sections of the linear trail. It is anticipated, that construction will take approximately 4-6 weeks dependent upon the weather.

Should you have any questions about this work, please feel free to contact me. Council will provide updates advising of the project start date after the contract has been awarded.