Wastewater pipeline construction heads along Tarbert St
11 November 2019
Over the coming weeks there'll be construction workers and large machinery in Tarbert Street, Alexandra, as the Clyde Wastewater pipeline is installed.
In a major infrastructure project for Central Otago, a wastewater pipeline is being constructed to take Clyde's wastewater from Clyde township to Alexandra's wastewater treatment plant.
Work to construct the wastewater pipeline has been underway since May this year, in tandem with the construction of a pipeline that will bring water from Lake Dunstan for Alexandra's water supply.
Work will begin on Tuesday 12 November installing the wastewater pipeline for around a kilometre along Tarbert Street and into Rivers St. Construction will start near the intersection of Walton and Rivers streets, before turning right to head along Tarbert St past the intersection with Station Rd (see map below). The final section along Rivers Street towards the Manuherikia River will be completed at a later stage.
"We're asking people travelling along Tarbert Street to be aware of construction workers and machinery around the area and to keep safe by travelling more slowly and keeping an eye out for what's going on around them," says CODC Capital Projects Programme Manager Patrick Keenan.
"Access ways to some businesses at the top end of the street will be disrupted - and there will be fewer places to park. We ask that people be patient and consider others."
"We've talked directly with business owners and residents that will be most affected and we appreciate that this is an inconvenience and disruptive for them. However, we can assure people that our contractors will be doing their very best to minimise disruption and to manage any specific issues that may arise," Mr Keenan said.
Work is scheduled to finish no later than 14 December, with installation work in the vicinity of St Gerard's School scheduled for the school holidays.
Around 90% of the wastewater pipeline has been installed with only the sections at each end of the pipeline yet to be completed.
"The installation work has gone very smoothly which is a credit to the Fulton Hogan and CODC staff who've been working on the project. We're really pleased with the way the project has progressed and appreciate the great support we've had from the community," Mr Keenan said.