Goulburn Valley Water Project Manager Lachlan McGregor said “Thanks to tunnel boring technology, it should be possible for the contractors to leave the intersection open to traffic.”
Mr McGregor said the sewer mains are being replaced as part of a long-term maintenance and improvement program which will see concrete sewers constructed in the early 1960s replaced with fibreglass pipes.
“Due to advancements in technology in the past 50 years, the fibreglass sewer mains should improve the level of service provided to our customers in that area.
“Fibreglass is less susceptible to sewage damage than the older concrete style pipes and therefore the number of breakages in future along this stretch should be reduced,” explained Mr McGregor.Article continues below…
The main, which runs along Ford Road, caters for the large industrial waste load produced by Campbell’s Soup, as well as other industrial and domestic customers in the area.
Mr McGregor said the works, which are expected to be completed by mid-June, will be undertaken by Comdain Constructions, who are in the final stages of the project.