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Ferris Road Water Main Project - Western Freeway crossing

Western Water is constructing a new pipe along Ferris Road and the Western Freeway overpass to cater for growth in the rapidly developing Melton South area.

Project snapshot

Town(s): Melton, Melton South, 

Status: Under construction

Cost: $2.4 million

Expected Completion Date: June 2019


Ferris Road construction alignment What does this project involve?

Western Water is replacing the existing pipeline along the Ferris Road and Western Freeway overpass, with a new 660-metre long, 600mm diameter pipeline. This larger main will increase capacity and improve service reliability.

Why is this project needed?

Melton’s population continues to grow. The new main will ensure Western Water can meet the demand for services from developments in the Melton South area.

When will construction start?

Work commenced in late January 2019 and is expected to be completed by June 2019.

What sort of construction is involved?

Construction will be a combination of conventional ‘open cut’ trenching and boring underneath the Western Freeway.

What impacts can be expected during construction?

Impacts to residents will be minimal as construction is away from residential homes. There will be some impact to road users accessing the Western Freeway outbound onramp. Traffic management will be in place and any traffic closures / diversions will be communicated via variable message boards, this website and social media.

Where can I get more information?

You can email feedback@westernwater.com.au or contact our Community Engagement Advisor on 1300 650 422 during business hours.

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