Manners Mall Update

26 July 2010

New stormwater sumps have now been installed in Manners Mall and excavation work is under way to create the new road.

Contractors at work on the new bus-only road through Manners Mall

Contractors at work on the new bus-only road through Manners Mall

You can still walk down either side and get to the shops and businesses but inside the barriers, major work will be going on. Many of the central pavers were removed and stored for future use last week and surplus earth and other materials are now being removed.

The traffic island at the intersection of Manners and Victoria streets will also be removed this week.

Weather and other factors mean progress has been slower than expected but the project to create a more direct two-way bus route via Manners Street is still on track. Buses are expected to begin using the new route in late November.

Some of the work is weather-dependent and to meet the deadline, our contractors Downer do have to manage work, staff and machinery at a number of locations at the same time.

This means there may be times when more is happening at one site than another.