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Last modified: 10 Nov 2020 8:15am

Three projects to improve flood protection and wastewater infrastructure around Leeston and Doyleston should be completed by Christmas.

The projects include upgrades to culverts and pipes along Leeston Road and will be coordinated to minimise disruption along the road.

Work on the Leeston stormwater bypass project is ahead of schedule and the closure of Leeston Road at the intersection with Station Street has been brought forward, with a detour in place using Station Street and Cunningham Street.

The works are part of a long-term project to upgrade the stormwater network and reduce the risk of flooding in Leeston. Final works on Station Street will be completed from 4–22 December, to coordinate with the other work on Leeston Road.

Flood protection work for Doyleston will also be happening from Monday 23 November to upgrade the culvert under Leeston Road near Drain Road. This work will enlarge the culvert and reduce the risk of flooding in Doyleston. A stop/go system will be in place on Leeston Road around this site for two weeks from Monday 23 November to Friday 4 December.

Taking advantage of the works already in place, a team is planning to replace the wastewater pipe along Leeston Road between the townships, working from the Doyleston end towards Leeston.

Work on the Doyleston to Leeston wastewater pipe is scheduled to take place from Monday 9 November to Friday 18 December. The work site will move along Leeston Road in 300 metre increments with a low-speed zone in place.

Infrastructure Group Manager Murray Washington says the Council appreciates residents’ patience while these upgrades are carried out to improve flooding protection and wastewater infrastructure.