Over the next few months, we’ll be working to finalise the project designs and construction plans. This includes working through the feedback we received from the community in March and conducting some more site investigations.
In January 2020, we completed a series of investigations to understand existing underground services along South Road. As the project design has progressed, we have identified the need for further investigations to ensure that the upgrade can be completed safely and with minimal disruptions to essential services, such as water and power.
What we’ll do and when
From Wednesday 3 August to Saturday 7 August 2021, weather permitting, we’ll complete a series of tests on and around South Road to identify the exact location and depth of existing underground utilities. This will help us to further refine the project design.
We’ll work at night from 7pm to 5am in five locations:
- Nepean Highway intersection between Centre and South roads
- South Road between Cummins and Gilmour roads (near Moorabbin Train Station)
- South Road between Clay Street and Holmesglen Private Hospital
- South Road between Fletcher and Rowland streets (near East Boundary Road)
- South Road between Brady Road and Yarra Links Way (near Bignell Road).
What you can expect
Spending up to one night at each of the five locations, we’ll use high-pressure water to dig holes and locate the underground utilities. It will take up to two hours to dig each hole.
We may need to use a saw and a jackhammer to cut the asphalt and if we do, you can expect to hear some intermittent noise which will last approximately 30 minutes from start to finish.
We’ll do our best to keep noise to a minimum by using quieter machinery and where possible scheduling noisier works earlier in the evening.
While we work, we’ll need to close lanes and reduce the speed limit.