Traffic control on the split-level section of Pulteney Street, Taree will be implemented from Wednesday, April 18 to allow road reconstruction works to take place.
The section being targeted for its failed pavement runs from Albert Street to Wynter Street, with contractors due to undertake a full reconstruction of both lanes as well as driveway replacements, footpaths in front of businesses, stairs and median islands and roadside drainage improvements.
MidCoast Council’s projects and engineering manager Rhett Pattison said it is crucial that residents, business owners and visitors are aware that work is taking place and traffic conditions have changed.
“Ensuring the safety of construction workers, motorists and the general public comes first, which will mean the road will be closed to through traffic for the full 20 week duration,” Mr Pattison said.
To minimise disruption and allow access for local residents and businesses to their premises at all times, the project will be carried out in three stages.
In stage one, works will be carried out on the inside traffic lanes on both sides of the street (with local access via outside lanes).
Stage two will see works move to the outside parking lanes (with local access via inside lanes).
The project will then be completed in stage three where the full width of the north bound lane will be finalised through to applying a final asphalt wearing course, before the full width of the south bound lane is then undertaken.
During all stages, access from the Wynter Street end will be provided only for local traffic requiring passage into and out of residences and businesses, with the road closed at the Albert Street intersection.
Detours will be in place to divert through-traffic.
“Staging of the project allows us to offer access to local residents and businesses only, diverting the majority of traffic around the site via short detours,” Mr Pattison said.
The first stage is set for completion in early June, with the second stage to begin in mid June.
This stage is expected to be completed by the end of July.
The final asphalt wearing course applied will then be applied during August.
Motorists are asked to observe all roadworks signage in the area, including detour signage, and to travel with caution in the area.
On-street parking will be removed on both sides of Pulteney Street during the works.
The project is funded through Roads to Recovery funding and MidCoast Council’s Roadcare program.
Stay updated on the progress of the project by visiting www.myroadinfo.com.au.
To find out more about roadworks across the Mid Coast region, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads