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Final stage of CBD drainage upgrade

Final stage of CBD drainage upgrade

Local contractor Whitfield Excavations started work this week on the third and final stage of the Swan Hill CBD drainage upgrade.

Over five weeks, an additional supplementary drainage pipe will be installed along the south side of McCallum Street between Beveridge and Splatt streets.

Council’s Director Infrastructure Svetla Petkova said this was the last step in what had been a five year project.

“This entire upgrade was designed to reduce the impact on businesses and road users during heavy rainfall,” Ms Petkova said

“We set out to reduce the frequency and severity of flooding in the Swan Hill CBD and these upgrades have significantly increased the system’s capacity to drain stormwater to the river.”

During the upgrades McCallum Street will be limited to single lane with speed restrictions in place, however pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

For more information about the project, contact Council’s Engineering Department on 5036 2324.