$3.6m water upgrade continues

GIPPSLAND Water’s $3.6 million upgrade of Sale’s water infrastructure is continuing with the installation of a temporary bypass main with above-ground pipes in Cunninghame St.

The bypass main will provide Sale residents with uninterrupted water supply while Gippsland Water replaces valves in the underground main.

Gippsland Water’s Paul Clark said the project would improve reliability and support future capacity for Sale, adding it was “a major investment in Sale’s future”.

“We are working to minimise traffic disruption for residents and visitors while these works are carried out,” he said.

“We aim to have the works completed by early December, before the busy Christmas shopping period.”

Traffic restrictions around the works include along Cunninghame St, past the Catholic College ovals, across Flooding Creek Bridge to the Reeve St junction and opposite the Gippsland Centre car park.

Parts of the temporary main are above ground and fenced off, while other sections of the bypass main will be buried underground.

Mr Clark said in the next few weeks there would also be changed traffic conditions in streets where the main valves were being replaced.

This stage of work will begin at the corner of Macarthur and Desailly Sts, then progress to corner of Macarthur and Reeve Sts and Macarthur and Thomson Sts.

There will also be works along the associated nature strips.

Residents can access updates on progress at Gippsland Water’s website and Facebook page.