Welcome news for business owners, shoppers and residents, road reconstruction is planned for a section of Pulteney Street in Taree’s CBD, commencing from mid April.
The works will be undertaken on the split-level length between Albert and Wynter Streets, addressing failing pavement on both the northbound and southbound lanes, and constructing a retaining wall between the lanes.
A tender process to award the construction project closed last week, and the successful contractor will be appointed after MidCoast Council’s March 28 meeting.
MidCoast Council’s manager, projects and engineering, Rhett Pattison said while the detailed work schedule won’t be determined until a contractor has been appointed, it’s important to provide advance notice to those who use this busy part of Pulteney Street so they can plan ahead.
“Our intention is to arm those impacted by the works with all the assistance and information they need to carry on with business as usual,” he added.
The scope of works to improve safety and amenity also includes replacement of driveways, footpaths in front of businesses, stairs and median islands, and improvements to roadside drainage.
Further notice will be provided to businesses and residents prior to commencing, but contract conditions require that the road remains open to through traffic for the duration of the works, and that access to properties including those receiving deliveries is maintained.
It is expected the project will be conducted over two distinct stages, and that on-street parking will be removed during each stage.
A full schedule will be made available once the contract is awarded, but it is anticipated works will take place over a period of approximately 20 weeks, weather-permitting.
The project will be funded from a combination of roads to recovery funding and MidCoast Council’s $30 million road care program.