MORE pain’s on the way for Beaufort Street traders with two kilometres of road to be dug up to replace water mains.
The Water Corporation says the pipes are a century old and in danger of bursting.
Works start on March 11 between Newcastle and Bulwer Streets, and will take about six weeks.
Work on the next section from Aberdeen to Newcastle Streets runs April 20-May 15, then the last work between Roe and Aberdeen Streets runs May 16-June 19.
The northbound lanes will be closed and the southbound lanes will be converted to single lane for the duration. Footpaths and pedestrian access won’t be affected.
Nathan Hardwick from the Water Corporation says: “While the work we are doing is essential, we understand there can be an impact on local businesses and commuters and we thank them for their patience and understanding”.
He said they’ve been liaising with business owners and they’ll all be staying open during the works.”