CBD Utilities Upgrade moves into Sturt Street

Date published: 2 December 2015

The current upgrade of CBD Utilities is progressing on schedule with work moving out of Stanley Street and commencing in Sturt Street for the third and final stage.

Upgrades of underground water, sewerage and drainage will require the closure of a 100m section of the outbound lane in Sturt Street leading up to the Stanley Street intersection from Thursday (December 3).

Townsville City Council’s director of Water and Waste, Keith Parsons, said the project was expected to be completed in early February, subject to weather.

"The work crews are taking full advantage of the dry weather and the project is really moving along on schedule," Mr Parsons said.

"This next stage of works will involve excavations along Sturt Street right up to the Stanley Street intersection and as a result there will be significant changes to traffic conditions in the area.

"This work is essential to upgrade aging infrastructure and support new development in the city and we’re asking motorists to be patient, and to plan ahead and seek an alternative route, particularly when they are heading out of the city.

Pedestrian footpaths won’t be impacted during the works and access will be maintained in Sturt Street for local traffic and deliveries.

An update with the latest information on the works has been sent to businesses and residents in the area.

The project is part of the Townville City Council’s $43 million CBD Utilities Upgrade and this portion of the works is being carried out by the Lancini Group in conjunction with stormwater diversionary works associated with their new Woolworths development in Sturt Street.