Roads and footpaths update—March 2017
Below is an update on some of the road works happening in Golden Plains Shire. Please note this does not include the full grading schedule.
Pitfield-Cressy Road and Bridge, Werneth
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.
While there are minor works required to complete the project, the area has now been reopened to traffic.
Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road, Smythes Creek
Council has been reconstructing a section of Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road, between Berna Court and Bells Road. This area was in poor condition, with significant potholes and pavement issues.
Asphalting is scheduled for mid-March, with line marking to follow.
Browns Road, Scarsdale
The section of Browns Road, Scarsdale, near the Strickland Road intersection, has been undergoing road widening works to help improve safety in the area. The area requires improvement to address alignment issues—the new wide seal will significantly improve road safety.
Works are anticipated to be completed early-April.
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, Bannockburn
Works consist of widening the existing roads, installing kerb and channel, footpaths and some on-street car parking.
Construction of this project is well underway.
The project is expected to continue through to June 2017. Minor traffic disruptions are expected during construction.
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).
The paths in Bannockburn, Inverleigh, Meredith and Lethbridge have now been completed.
Works are due to commence in Sussex Street by the end of March, with works expected to be completed prior to the Easter long weekend (weather dependent).
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.