Work to start on ‘blister’ next

Blister spot: Water pipes being lowered close to the site of the new "blister".

Blister spot: Water pipes being lowered close to the site of the new "blister".

Work is expected to start early next week, on the “blister” or curve in the road on Market Street as part of the Merimbula bypass works.

Project engineer David Buckley said that next week would see a return to two narrow lanes of traffic as the blister work started.

The blister will help to define to shape the intersection and will help to give priority to the bypass.

“This week we are excavating the old road pavement and extending road crossings with conduit,” Mr Buckley said.

He added that Telstra was involved in pulling cables through to a new pit or junction box. This should be completed by the end of this week and the pit will be backfilled ready for the road surface to be built.

On Tuesday night water services to the Arcade were turned off so that work could commence on lowering the very shallow pipes to a safer and more secure depth.

“Again a lot of things have been happening underground,” Mr Buckley said.

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