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Roads and footpaths update—February 2017

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Friday, 10 February 2017 - 8:45am

Below is an update on some of the road works happening in Golden Plains Shire.

Pitfield-Cressy Road and Bridge

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This project involves replacement of the Pitfield-Cressy Road Bridge and widening of the 1.5km stretch of road located between the Bridge and Main Road intersection to improve public safety. 

Work are progressing well on the replacement of the Bridge.

Please be aware that the road closure will remain in place for the duration of construction. Signed detours are in place to help direct motorists.

It is anticipated that these works will be completed by the end of February.

Meredith-Shelford Road

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Council has been progressively widening Meredith-Shelford Road. This year, a long 3.1km stretch of road is being upgraded to improve access for motorists and agricultural vehicles.

This road is now fully open to traffic, with speed reductions lifted.

Tall Tree Road, Lethbridge

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Tall Tree Road has also seen significant improvement over the last couple of years, with Council sealing another 2km of this important agricultural route.

This road is now fully open to traffic, with speed reductions lifted.

Bannockburn East

Residents may have noticed speed restrictions coming into Bannockburn from the Midland Highway. These temporary speed restrictions are in place during construction of a new subdivision, known as Bannockburn East.

These restrictions are separate to the recent extension of a permanent 60km/h zone also on Geelong Road, nearer to town and outside the Medical Centre.

These developer-funded works will include widening of Geelong Road at the Knights Park Crescent intersection to accommodate a pedestrian refuge. This project will significantly improve safety for pedestrians, especially school children. It will also include additional footpath connections and installation of a new bus shelter.

McPhillips Road & Victor Street

Works consist of widening the existing roads, installing kerb and channel, footpaths and some on-street car parking.

Construction on the upgrade works along McPhillips Road and Victor Street commenced on Monday 30 January.

The project is expected to continue through until June 2017. Minor traffic disruptions are expected during construction.

Footpaths update

Council’s 2016/17 Footpaths and Trails program is underway, with the schedule guided by Council’s Paths & Trails Strategy 2013-17, which was developed with extensive Council-wide community consultation. The programme for 2016/17 is as follows:

  • Kelly Road, Bannockburn (Clyde Road to existing path)
  • Russell Street, Meredith (Midland Hwy to Community Hub)
  • Railway Street / Mercer Street, Inverleigh (Hamilton Hwy to Newman Street)
  • Bruces Creek, Lethbridge (Russell Street to Lethbridge Lake)
  • Sussex Street, Linton (Gillespie Street to Clyde Street)

Works on the Inverleigh footpath has commenced and is progressing well. Kelly Road is also expected to commence mid-February. There will be some minor disruption to adjoining property owners.

For further information on any of these projects, please contact us on 5220 7111 and ask for an officer in the Roads Department. Alternatively, click the link below.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.