Road reconstruction and drainage improvement works have begun today, Monday April 3 in Bulahdelah.
The works will be conducted around Lee, Stroud and Crawford Streets and will act as the final phase of the Pacific Highway bypass project.
The works will see reconstruction of the road to a higher standard, an upgrade from open drains to underground for the stormwater system, the installation of kerb and guttering as well as the creation of a roundabout at the intersection of Lee and Stroud Streets.
MidCoast Council’s Projects and Engineering manager Phil Miles said minimal disruptions are expected for the duration of the works.
“Parts of this project were earmarked at the time Roads and Maritime Service designed the bypass, but we’ve reviewed and expanded the scope of works since then to provide a more practical solution to resolving issues with runoff from the highway.
“While wet weather has impacted the start date for this important project, we’ve designed the schedule to minimise disruption to residents and local traffic, conducting it over two distinct phases,” Mr Miles said.
Stage one works will take place in Stroud and Lee Streets with an expected completion of mid June.
Lee Street will be closed off to traffic near its intersection with Stroud Street from next Monday, April 10.
Stage two will follow in Crawford and Lee Streets from mid June through to the end of July with the application of a final asphalt surface and line-marking set for late July or early August.
To stay up-to-date on the project, visit www.myroadinfo.com.au.