Stage 2 levee works get underway
The second stage of Wagga Wagga’s Main City levee upgrade kicked off on 7 January 2019 with contractor Murray Constructions establishing work compounds and installing site fencing.
Wagga Wagga City Council, Senior Project Manager Darryl Woods, said Stage 2 involves the upgrade of 6.1km of the levee bank, stretching from Gobbagombalin Bridge to Copeland Street.
“Due to the complexity and size of the project the contractor will split the work into phases, with the first section to be undertaken between Wiradjuri Bridge and Johnson Street.
“The first phase involves the extension of the existing concrete retaining walls in Cadell Place and the installation of capped sheet piles into the earth levee from Cadell Place wall to Johnson St.
“Activity this week included the set-up of work site compounds in a section of the Wagga Wagga Beach carpark and the Wagga Wagga City Council carpark on the corner of Fitzmaurice and Crampton Streets.
“For safety reasons the Wiradjuri walking track from Wiradjuri Bridge to Johnson Street will be fenced and closed from Monday 14th January while works are underway. This includes the upper levee track and lower riverside pathway,” he said.
Motorists are advised there are changes to timed parking in Crampton St and Fitzmaurice Streets. There is no change to access to Wagga Beach.
Residents, businesses and motorists are advised to be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements in the area.To stay up to date on the levee upgrade, visit the project diary.