Major project underway in Centre Street Quirindi
Rehabilitation works have commenced in Centre Street, Quirindi that include the replacement of the Watermain in Centre Street between Cross Street and Perkins Street to be followed by the rehabilitation of this whole section of the street.
“The watermain is being renewed as part of Council’s watermain replacement program,” said Liverpool Plains Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins.
“The existing 80mm main is aging making it a high failure risk. Additionally, the current line has limited firefighting capacity and the current alignment within the road formation is difficult to maintain,” he said.
“The new main is expected to serve for 80 years and modern construction practices will result in less road disruption for ongoing maintenance of the water services at this location over its lifetime,” he continued.
Councillor Hawkins said that once the watermain construction is complete, Council’s road construction crew will take over the site and rehabilitate the whole section between Perkins and Cross street.
“This part of the project will include demolition of existing kerb and gutter to be followed by installation of new kerb and gutter including vehicular crossovers. It also includes installation of subsoil drainage, stormwater and pits, and reconstruction of the road pavement,” he said.
“The project is expected to completed by June, weather permitting. During the road construction, which will commence in March, it is planned to operate Centre Street with one way traffic movement with entry though Perkins Street and existing through Cross Street to avoid two way traffic conflicts,” he continued.
Councillor Hawkins thanks residents of Cross Street and motorists for their patience while this important project is undertaken and requests motorists to drive with caution as the work progresses to ensure their own safety and that of the work crews involved.
“When the project is completed it will greatly improve water service provision and the condition of the Cross Street roadway,” he concluded.
Preliminary works get underway in Centre Street