Current works affecting footpaths, roads or drains

Upcoming works along Kent Street, Ascot Vale for bicycle facilities improvement works

Works are due to start on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 and anticipated to be complete by July 2018. Road and traffic management during these works to be confirmed soon. A letter has been sent to nearby residents.

One lane of Kent Street will remain open at all times during the works, with traffic controllers providing access for vehicles in both directions.

What are these works for?

This upgrade to the Kent Street and Queens Avenue intersection will make it safer for people walking or cycling to and from Pin Oak Crescent, Kent Street and Queens Avenue. There will be no change for access by car, but the central median on Kent Street will be modified to allow bike riders to turn right into Pin Oak Crescent and Queens Avenue. Various pram crossings will also be upgraded.

These works include re-asphalting, removing existing pavement and kerb and constructing a new concrete footpath, adjustment of pits levels, installing signs, planting, line marking and green coloured surface treatment works.

These initiatives form part of the Craigieburn Rail Corridor – a project that aims to develop a local route for pedestrians and cyclists that runs adjacent to the Craigieburn rail line between Essendon and Newmarket Stations. We are aiming to encourage new people to ride a bike and walk by providing a convenient and safe option for those who do not feel comfortable travelling on busy streets.

If you require more information, please contact our Contracts Supervisor on 0413 835 148.

Maribyrnong River Main – Sewer Upgrade Project

Melbourne Water is upgrading the Maribyrnong River Main Sewer (MRM) over the next two years. Urgent repairs were completed on small sections of the sewer around Avondale Heights between November 2017 and early April 2018.

Rehabilitation works on a section of the sewer in Canning Reserve near the sports oval and Tea Gardens Reserve in Avondale Heights will start in July 2018.

Works will include:

  • establishing site offices and facilities in the area to remain in place until the project is complete in 2020;
  • installing a temporary above-ground sewer bypass pipeline to allow local sewerage services to continue operating at all times;
  • cleaning and relining the sewer by accessing existing manholes;
  • rehabilitating ageing and damaged manholes.

There will be no interruptions to sewerage or water service as a result of these works.

Stage 1

The first section of the sewer to be upgraded will be from Canning Reserve near the sports oval (off Canning Street) in Avondale Heights, through to Steele Creek Reserve in Essendon West.

In early August 2018, the temporary above-ground sewer bypass pipeline and pumping equipment will begin to be installed from Canning Reserve through to Steele Creek Reserve next to the Maribyrnong River Trail. Once these have been installed, we will then commence works on the sewer. Crews will be working in a number of different areas at once and will not be at any given location for the entire stage of the works, or for the duration of the project.

The first section of works is estimated to be completed in December 2018 (subject to weather conditions).

Melbourne Water has appointed CPB and Black & Veatch Joint Venture (CPB-BV JV) as their construction partner to deliver the project on behalf of Melbourne Water.

What to expect during construction

Residents, businesses and visitors will notice: 

  • site offices, compounds and storage areas in the area – these will remain in place until the project is complete in 2020
  • noise and vibration from trucks and other vehicles, machinery, reversing beepers and generators to power pumps and other equipment
  • odour when manholes are opened and the sewer is being cleaned
  • trucks and other construction vehicle movements in the area
  • changes to traffic conditions while we work in local streets – traffic management plans will be in place to manage traffic flow and to ensure motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are able to safel navigate around our work areas
  • reduced access to the Maribyrnong River Trail in some locations, with temporary diversions in place for cyclists and pedestrians around construction areas.

Impacts or interruptions to water or sewerage services is not anticipated during the works.

Works will take place between the hours of 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 6pm some Saturdays, when required. Residents and businesses will be advised by Melbourne Water in advance if works are necessary outside of these hours.

For more information, contact Melbourne Water on 1800 027 517 or read more on the Melbourne Water website.

Last updated: Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:29 AM