Between October 2018 and 2019, Civcon replaced around 1.3 kilometers of ageing water main along Roe Street between Mitchell Freeway and Stirling Street.
Work took place on both the north and south side of Roe Street depending on the position of services underground, connections, valves, tree roots and the bike path.
Civcon are also required to excavate and lay the main across the road to connect the new water main to connections on the other side of the road. These connections are happening at all the intersections, and major water network points along Roe Street.
To complete this complex work, the renewal was separated into four stages, including;
- Mitchell Freeway to Lake – complete
- Lake to William Street –complete
- William to Beaufort – complete
- Beaufort to Stirling – complete
Laying of the water main was complete in July 2019, connections to the existing water services was completed in September 2019 and temporary reinstatement was complete in October 2019.
Civcon will not complete full reinstatement of Roe Street lanes as City of Perth will complete this work in the coming years in conjunction with investments into the area.
Why is this taking place?
This work took place to renew the ageing water main along Roe Street. The water main is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. Replacing the water main has helped futureproof Northbridge and Perth’s water supply for many decades to come.
When is this happening?
This work took place between October 2018 – October 2019.