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Last modified: 25 Aug 2020 8:00am

A drain alongside a road in LeestonThe next stage of the Leeston flood bypass works has been confirmed to start soon, with both stages 3 and 4 planned to progress this summer.

The project to construct the bypass began in 2014 to address long-term flooding issues with the Leeston Creek and is due to be completed in 2023.

Stages one and two of the four stage project have already been completed and work on stage three of the project, to replace the High Street culverts and connect the new culverts to the Volckman Road drain is due to begin on site in October. The contract for this work has been awarded to SICON Ltd.

Detailed design work for stage four, connecting the Leeston creek with the flood bypass channel is under way and the Council is making progress to begin construction in February 2021.

Further work and refinements to the overall bypass have been identified and will be considered in the future.

Visit our Leeston stormwater bypass project page for background and more details.