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Alexandra Parade Sewer Upgrade Project

In December 2018, we completed essential works in your neighbourhood to prevent a sewer spill.

Project Update: 13 May 2019

We are undertaking works on a section of sewer on Alexandra Parade between Brunswick and Napier Streets. Last night there was a complication with the works which means we need to keep one lane of traffic closed throughout the day today in order to monitor the sewer.

Works will recommence tonight which we anticipate will resolve the issue. We will then continue with the works as planned this week. At this point our works schedule does not include further impacts to peak hour traffic after today.

The bypass sewer pump (City West Water Pump Site) located on Napier Street may be required to be operational during these times. There will be some noise associated with this activity as generators will be used.

We have notified nearby residents and will continue to do so if there any changes to the work schedule that may impact them. We sincerely apologise to any motorists who have been impacted by today’s traffic delays on Alexandra Parade.

Current schedule of night works

  • Works will take place during the night on Monday 13 May until Friday 17 May, 8.00pm to 5.00am on Alexandra Parade and the corner of Brunswick Street.
  • Bypass sewer pump (City West Water Pump Site) on Napier Street may be required to be operational during these times and will be largely silent with acoustic draping.
Alexandra Parade Sewer Upgrade Project

Frequently asked questions

Will pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles be able to continue to use Alexandra Parade during construction?

Yes. Pedestrian, cyclists and vehicles will be able to use Alexandra Parade during the works. Some local traffic detours will be in place to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles around the works and lane closures. Napier Street cyclists will be diverted to the road to ensure the safe transit of both cyclists and pedestrians close to the construction zone.

Will water supply be interrupted during these works?

No. There will be no interruption to sewer or water services during these works.

Will there be night works or weekend works?

Where possible, construction works on Alexandra Parade will be undertaken during the day. However, in order to minimise congestion, we are required by VicRoads to undertake works at night and on weekends when traffic and cyclist movement through the area is at its lowest. Night works and weekend works allow for more efficient construction so we can complete the project as soon as possible.

When night works or weekend works are required, advance notification will be provided. Please see our scheduled night work for more information.

What does this mean for you?

We are working to minimise disruptions to you and will keep you informed of any construction impacts which may affect you.

During works you will notice:

  • There will be no interruptions to sewer or water services during the works.
  • There will be no interruptions to tram services on Brunswick Street.
  • Traffic management will be in place to ensure pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles are able to use Alexandra Parade during these works.
  • Access to Napier Street will be maintained during the works.
  • Napier Street cyclists will be diverted to the road to ensure the safe transit of both cyclists and pedestrians close to the construction zone.
  • A small number of car parking spaces along Alexandra Parade (city-side) may be temporarily occupied.
  • Part of the centre medium reserve on Alexandra Parade will be used as a secure construction site including a small number of car parking spaces currently servicing the Fitzroy Pool.
  • Sewerage bypass pumps will be placed at the end of Napier St.
  • Once the works are completed, any areas affected by the works will be reinstated as closely as possible to their original condition.
  • There will be noise during these works, from machinery and construction vehicles. This includes the sucker trucks clearing out the sewage from the section of pipe we are investigating.

What do these works mean for Napier Street residents?

The end of Napier Street (at Alexandra Parade) will house a Pump Site (approx. 7.5 metres x 8 metres).

The Pump Site will:

  • accommodate two pumps – both largely silent with the addition of acoustic drapings
  • be in operation intermittently, only when sewer works are being undertaken on key parts of our Sewer Upgrade Project
  • utilise four car parks on the park-side of Napier Street, with one of these car spaces used as a dedicated cyclist ramp with temporary signage erected during the works.

How to stay informed about the project

Stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter @citywestwater or our Facebook page. If you have any questions about the project, please contact our Project Team on:

Project enquiries:

Contact Person: Kim Hutchinson, Community Engagement Advisor
Phone Number: 9313 8452
Mobile Number: 0458 971 658
Email: kim.hutchinson@citywestwater.com.au

Construction enquiries:

Contact Person: Toby Harris, Harris Civil
Mobile Number: 0407 147 600
Email: toby@harriscivil.com.au

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