WATER MAINS UPGRADE: Traffic will be disrupted in Lismore CBD as work continues on water mains upgrade.
WATER MAINS UPGRADE: Traffic will be disrupted in Lismore CBD as work continues on water mains upgrade.

Lismore CBD gets new water mains

WITH roadwork signs and barriers in place, work on the Woodlark Street upgrades in Lismore is well and truly under way.

Lismore City Council executive director for infrastructure services, Garry Hemsworth, said the project to install new water mains under Lismore CBD streets was 'right on schedule and on budget'.

“It has gone really well, and the dry weather probably had a lot to do with it,” he said.

“It's right on schedule despite running into a few things we didn't know were in the street, like old water mains.

“But you don't really know what's down there until you look.

“We started off in Molesworth Street between the Browns Creek car park entry and Wood- lark Street intersection. Then we have done similar works to those near the Browns Creek car park entrance, and have come along the north side of Woodlark Street, and round the corner into Keen Street,” he said.

On Saturday Keen Street entry will be closed at the Woodlark Street roundabout, and on Monday Woodlark Street will be closed to westbound traffic.

“This will be signposted, and by the end of the weekend we will have done the intersections and tied into the bridges,” he said.

“The southern side of Woodlark Street will be done later, but this won't be as disruptive to traffic.”

The current works are scheduled to be completed by November 7, and further roadworks to be done on the street will resume in January 2010.

“We will close off the whole of Woodlark Street to traffic in the first weeks of January,” he said.

“These works will continue up until Easter, but February, March and April will be less disruptive.”



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