Tue, Apr 30, 2024 2:19 PM

McLauchlan Street works on track


Staff reporter

McLauchlan Street’s $1.7m water main upgrade is well on track to be finished ahead of time.

Contractors Fulton Hogan installed the difficult section in front of Marlborough Girls’ College and Bohally Intermediate during the school term break.

The last 200m of pipework between Fulton and McCullum Streets is set to be laid in the next two weeks.

Council’s 3 Waters Project Engineer Graeme Jackson says the project is on target for an early finish.

“The contract end date is the 1 of October but at this stage we believe we will be finished by mid-August 2024.”

The work, which began in January, replaces the existing old and undersized water mains that run the full length of McLauchlan Street from Nelson Street to Old Renwick Road and extends 800 metres along Old Renwick Road to the west and 200 metres to the east.

There will be some disruptions for residents over the coming months with a series of water shutdowns, the first is scheduled for Tuesday 7 May. All affected residents will be notified by letter drop and Antenno alerts.

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