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The Brighton Main Sewer is one of the main sewers in Melbourne's 400 kilometre sewer network. Running under Beach Road, it has been servicing the Brighton and Hampton areas since 1907.

This project will improve the condition of the existing sewer; enhance community well-being; provide long-term benefit to the environment; and extend its life for decades to come.

Check out our latest video which describes the works undertaken to rehabilitate the Brighton Main Sewer.

Relining works (24-hour) have now progressed along Beach Road (St Kilda Street), between the Middle Brighton Baths and North Road. Please continue to allow extra time for travel. All road users will be subject to a reduced speed limit of 40km/h and some lane closures will be necessary while works are underway on the road.

Both traffic and pedestrian management are still in place, we ask that the community continues to follow instructions to ensure the safety of all members of the community.

September to October traffic UPDATE

Beach Road (St Kilda Street) Brighton between North Road and Middle Brighton Baths. Ongoing main sewer relining works 24 hours – 6pm Sundays to 4.30am Saturdays – multiple lane closures

Beach Road (St Kilda Street) - Bay Street intersection – 6pm Sunday 16 September to 6pm Wednesday 19 September

Works at the intersection of Beach Road and Bay Street Brighton will restrict traffic options.
West-bound traffic on Bay Street will be detoured at New Street with local traffic only between
New Street and St Kilda Street. East-bound Bay Street traffic will only be able to turn left or right at St Kilda Street. St Kilda Street will be restricted to two lanes with 40kph speed restriction. Please follow directions of traffic controllers and signage.

Night Works (6pm to 6am) - October 1 to 19

Beach Road (St Kilda St and The Esplanade) North Road to Dudley Street Brighton night works – 6pm to 6am. Two outbound lanes closed – contraflow traffic planned with 40kph speed restriction. Trenching across Beach Road at five locations. Precise locations and dates will be posted as they come available.

In order to reline the sewers and ensure the safety of work and site crew, bypass pumping will be in continuous operation and will run 24 hours a day.

Access to the foreshore and Brighton Beach will be maintained at all times

Works will take place, Sunday evening to early Saturday morning - no works will be undertaken during the day on weekends unless in an emergency.

While works continue, a temporary bypass pipeline has been necessary. Recently a 2.4-kilometre stretch of this bypass has been removed, between Green Point and the Middle Brighton Baths, indicating the staged return of services.

The project envisages that bypass pipe removals in five locations will occur in early October during a period of reinstatement works across the project area.

We have been working closely with Bicycle Network and Bayside City Council to develop solutions to best interface with cyclists and pedestrians.

Work crews and traffic controllers will work proactively with cyclists. We ask that cyclists be aware that changes to the road surface and traffic conditions will impact how they ride, and to remain mindful of pedestrians and other road users when riding on or near a works zone.

Alignment map

Brighton Main Sewer Upgrade project alignment

Community Engagement

Community engagement infographic for Brighton Sewer Project