Apollo Street Drainage Works

Published on 09 February 2024

Work is set to commence on 13 February on drainage improvements at the corner of Apollo and High Streets in Mansfield. The upgrade will significantly improve drainage and reduce the localised flooding which has occurred in this area for many years during heavy rain events.

Sections of the existing kerb and road pavement will be removed to enable replacement of the existing pipe and culvert with new higher capacity box culverts and new headwalls and the installation of new pits prior to reinstatement of the pavement.

Mayor Cr Steve Rabie said that Council has listened to concerns from local residents over a long-standing issue with flooding in this location.

“The drains in this area were not large enough to cope during rain events, and the drainage system needed to be replaced to address long-standing access issues for surrounding businesses and residents when the roads were inundated.

“A considerable investment has been made to ensure that this problem is addressed and storm water will flow away more quickly, keeping the area clear and accessible during heavy rain”.

At a cost of $652,070 (ex GST), Alpine Civil Pty Ltd will undertake works in stages to minimise disruptions and the project is expected to be completed by mid-April 2024. Traffic Management will be in place to guide residents, pedestrians, and drivers around road closures and the construction site. Traffic interruptions and potential delays will be minimised as far as possible throughout construction, however due to the location of the existing drains Council advises that some traffic impacts are expected.

Once the works commence, there will be no access to Station Street from High Street, however, Station Street will be accessible through the High Street Service Road.

For more information on the project, please contact Council’s Capital Works Team at capitalworks@mansfield.vic.gov.au or on (03) 5775 8555.


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