Central Coast Council to spend $1.7m to raise Chain Valley Bay Road and construct culverts underneath

SOLUTION: The concrete culverts are being installed three wide, and five deep, under the raised Chain Valley Bay Road. Picture: Supplied
SOLUTION: The concrete culverts are being installed three wide, and five deep, under the raised Chain Valley Bay Road. Picture: Supplied

Central Coast Council has started a $1.7-million project to minimise the risk of flooding on Chain Valley Bay Road, Chain Valley Bay.

The project involves raising 300 metres of Chain Valley Bay Road and replacing an older drainage system with 15 large concrete culverts to transport water under the road rather than over it.

Council acting director of assets, infrastructure and business, Boris Bolgoff, said the project would significantly reduce the risk of flooding on the important access road.

“The solution we are delivering will dramatically reduce flood incidents and prevent water from sitting on the road, which will be welcome news for the Chain Valley Bay community,” Mr Bolgoff said.

The culverts are 2.4 metres high and almost 2 metres wide and will be placed three wide and five deep to form a significant drainage channel.

Mayor Jane Smith said the size and diversity of the Central Coast called for a range of innovative infrastructure solutions.

“Chain Valley Bay is a beautiful part of the Coast that is unfortunately prone to flooding at this location,” Cr Smith.

“The culvert system and new road we are installing will mean Chain Valley Bay residents of this close-knit community can breathe a little easier during periods of heavy rain.”

Chain Valley Bay Road will be raised using 2000 tonnes of material and a new road pavement surface will be installed.

One lane of Chain Valley Bay Road will be closed during works.

Council apologised for any inconvenience, and will implement traffic lights and traffic controllers during the works.

The project will be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting. 

Council’s Roads Transport and Drainage department is on track to deliver 570 projects in the 2017-18 financial year, part of a record capital works program spend of more than $72 million.

See all scheduled, current and completed roadworks by clicking on ‘view road and drainage projects’ on council’s website – centralcoast.nsw.gov.au.

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