Harrington Road upgrade expected to be finished in days

Before: Harrington Road before the $2.3 million upgrade. Photo: MidCoast Council.
Before: Harrington Road before the $2.3 million upgrade. Photo: MidCoast Council.

MidCoast Council’s $2.3 million upgrade of Harrington Road is expected to be completed in coming days.

The upgrade between Christies Land and the bridge at Stone’s Oysters began in early September and involves the full rehabilitation of the existing pavement including realignment to ease safety risk and widening to meet current standards. This will include the addition of new pavement material and new spray seal surfacing.

Inspecting the work, federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the Federal Government’s increased investment in the Roads to Recovery program had helped deliver more than $1,050,680 into the project.

“At a federal level, we’ve increased funding for a number of programs, including the Roads to Recovery program which is delivering millions of dollars towards local road projects in the MidCoast Council area.

“Harrington is continuing to undergo strong population growth and tourist numbers are also on the increase, so this upgrade is an appropriate project for council to invest Roads to Recovery funds to ensure the main entrance to town is able to cater for increased traffic flow among motorists and cyclists,” he said.

From the 2013 to 2014 financial year to the 2020 to 2021 financial year the Australian Government will provide $4.4 billion under the Roads to Recovery program.