MidCoast Council crews to build new footpath at Purfleet

The footpath will be built along the Old Pacific Highway.
The footpath will be built along the Old Pacific Highway.

A new footpath will be built along the Old Pacific Highway, south of Manning River Drive, to provide a safer route for pedestrians.

The 300 metre footpath will link Purfleet residents to medical and aged care facilities as well as a bus shelter.

Work will begin on Monday, August 13 and will be managed by MidCoast Council crews.

Work for the Dole participants will also be involved.

MidCoast Council’s projects and engineering manager Rhett Pattison said the project is a “great opportunity for locals to contribute to improving local infrastructure.”

“Not only will the new pathway facilitate improved pedestrian safety in the Purfleet area, we’re able to generate meaningful employment in the local area,” Mr Pattison said.

New signage and line-marking will also be completed during the project. 

The works will take between six and eight weeks. 

The roads in and around the area of work will remain open but motorists are still advised to travel with caution. 

Pedestrian access could be restricted at times with detour signage in place.

The project is funded through the NSW Government’s Road Safety Infrastructure for NSW Aboriginal Communities’ Program.

Visit www.myroadinfo.com.au to keep up-to-date with the project's progression.