Mercer Street pipe works

Starting tomorrow, sewer pipes dating back almost 100 years will be cleaned and structurally lined as part of a major project along Mercer Street in central Geelong.

Interflow, a Barwon Water contractor, will begin work on Wednesday 19 March 2014 on Keera Street between Kooyong Road and York Street, before progressing south along Mercer Street as far as Moorabool Street. The project is expected to be completed in June 2014.

The work restores the structural integrity of the pipes. It involves pressure cleaning and installing a structural liner. The pipes will also be inspected through closed circuit television for quality control.

The pipes, some up to one metre in diameter, were part of the city’s original ovoid sewer constructed in the early 1900s.

Traffic management will be in place during the work, which will require some lane closures.

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