Beach Road Sewer Works Update

Within a few weeks riders will see signs of activity on the Brighton Main Sewer Rehabilitation project along Beach Road.

John Holland-KBR Joint Venture, on behalf of Melbourne Water, is currently planning for work including manhole modifications, sewer relining, manhole rehabilitation (including levelling MW manholes to street surface) and bypass pumping.

Melbourne Water has been meeting with Bicycle Network to determine how best to manage interruptions to what is one of the world’s busiest road bike circuits.

Riders on the Bay Trail will also be impacted.

Workers will undertake investigation works in February, and manhole modifications in late February, resulting in the closure of traffic lane/s between 9am and 4pm.

Although through traffic will be maintained at all times, expect delays.

Traffic management will move with the crew and include transitions to merge cyclists and drivers into one lane, with a reduced speed limit of 40km/h. Rider should take care and follow instructions from traffic management personnel.

Manhole modification crews will begin work at the manhole on Beach Road near Orlando Street, Hampton, and then move progressively north up Beach Road to North Road, Brighton.

Outside work hours the manholes will be covered with a highly visible, non-slip road plate with edge transitions.

Beach Road traffic conditions will return to normal when work is not taking place.

Be sure to take account of the change in road surfaces during your ride.

Sewer relining work will commence in late March after the manhole modifications.

Fortnightly updates will be provided to riders regarding changes of work locations so that riders can plan rides effectively.

Feedback is welcome here.

The Brighton Main Sewer Rehabilitation Project will improve the condition of the existing sewer extending its life for another 50 years.

The 4.6 kilometre alignment runs along St Kilda Street, the Esplanade and Beach Road from North Road Brighton to Orlando Street Hampton.

The project is expected to be completed by late 2018.