Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 18 March 2019

The waterfront site of the Gheringhap St Drain Upgrade project has been set up with safety fencing in the north west section of the skate park in place and machinery on site. Preparation for tunnelling at the Mercer Street site has commenced.
The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers.
The major drain will be constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

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