Scrivener dam upgrade, Lady Denman Drive partial closure

johnboy 25 July 2011

The National Capital Authority is warning that their upgrade of the hydraulic system on Scrivener Dam is going to close Lady Denman Drive tomorrow between 10am and 3pm.

Over the last four weeks, the hydraulic system that controls the Scrivener Dam flap gates have been replaced. The pump, motor and valving on each flap gate have been changed with modern equivalents.

“This is the first time the hydraulic control system has been replaced since the dam was completed in 1963,” said Gary Rake, NCA Chief Executive.

The section of Lady Denman Drive that passes over Scrivener Dam will be partially closed from 10am until 3pm on Tuesday 26 July to complete the upgrade works.

“The road will be partially closed to allow workers access to the dam gallery.

“The obsolete equipment will be craned from the gallery via access panels in the road,” Mr Rake said.

If anyone wants to send in photos will do nicely.

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