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Last modified: 04 May 2022 2:59pm

Two diggers working next to a trench with a pipeline in itThe Darfield Kirwee pipeline is now 85% complete, with the project team now working on seven fronts to complete the final works along roadways in the coming months, before the last pieces are completed.

Several sections of roadworks along the route are expected to reopen in coming weeks with the pipeline work rapidly progressing. This includes Aylesbury Road between Wards and Miles Road, which will allow road users to go from SH1 to SH73 and from SH73 to Two Chain Road before needing to detour to Walkers Road.

The one way system between SH1 and Burdons Road is still in place. A critical part of the works to run pipes under SH1 and the rail line is progressing well with the first two of three pipes under the highway being completed. With the crossings of State Highway 1 and the railway line nearing completion work has been able to start on Burnham Road, which will be one-way between State Highway 1 and Burnham School Road to allow connection to the already laid line.

The safety of road users and our staff is of extremely high importance to the Council and we thank those that have been following the traffic management in place. We appreciate these works cause disruption to your day and are working as efficiently as we can to complete these and have roads returned for use.

The pipeline is on track to be completed at the end of June 2022. Check the latest progress and updates .

The Council will hold further discussions with the wider Darfield and Kirwee community about connecting to the pipeline in the future.