Wollongong Council is about to start work upgrading a culvert under Walker Street in Helensburgh.
Council says the 10 metre culvert is in poor condition, with the steel cell heavily degraded. The culvert is located on an unnamed small tributary that runs into Gills Gully which flows into the Hacking River.
“Work will be undertaken with environmental safeguards to prevent erosion and degradation of the bed and bank of the creek,” says a council spokesperson. “The culvert will be repaired for both environmental and safety reasons.”
Work is expected to take eight weeks, weather permitting.
To ensure the works is completed as quickly as possible, Walker Street will be closed for about a week while the new culverts are being placed.
Temporary traffic signals will be in place and access to Lawrence Hargrave Drive can still be obtained through road links at Parkes Street via the Princes Highway and Otford Road.
Council says prior to any works on the culvert, an existing water main will be moved and a sewer main at the site will be protected .