Moving Services | Mirage News
Utilities are essential services such as water, electricity, oil and telecommunications. Most road projects require temporary or permanent relocation of public services. The move requires the coordination of
- utility companies
- Local government
- Road Management Authority (Ministry of Transport)
- us and the contractor.
If not done correctly, it is expensive and has impacts on road users and the local community.
Utilities are located above and below ground. Many of these services operate along or across roads, providing essential services to thousands of homes and businesses in the area. Moving these services is a complex process and involves careful planning and working in partnership with service providers, whose availability can be affected by unforeseen events such as storms, fires and floods.
On the Narre Warren North Road upgrade, we are working with Ausnet, APA, South East Water, Telstra, Optus and the NBN to ensure this work is completed with minimal impact on services and the community. Throughout the project, we are relocating 610 meters of aqueduct, 190 meters of electricity, 322 meters of telecommunications and 42 meters of gas. You may not always see this work happening, as much of it will take place underground, behind traffic barriers, or at night to minimize the impact on traffic and ensure the safety of our workers, motorists and the public. community.
What to expect
To keep traffic flowing on Narre Warren North Road, we will mainly work outside of rush hour when there are fewer vehicles on the road. While we are working, we will use a series of measures to keep you and our workers safe, including:
- safety barriers, fences and traffic signs to guide road users through altered traffic conditions
- temporary closure of lanes, roads and trails and diversion of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
- reduce speed limits.
Where possible, we suggest you plan your trip in advance and allow extra travel time. Or if possible, look for an alternative route.