Pulteney Street works commence

Published on 17 April 2018

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Road reconstruction works on the split-level section of Pulteney Street in Taree’s CBD commenced yesterday, with traffic control to be implemented from tomorrow, Wednesday 18 April.

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 replacing driveways, footpaths in front of businesses, stairs and median islands, and improving roadside drainage.

“This a busy part of Taree’s town centre, so it’s crucial that residents, business owners and their staff, and those visiting the area are aware that the work is taking place, and of changed traffic conditions while it’s being undertaken”, said Rhett Pattison, MidCoast Council’s Manager, Projects and Engineering.

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). In stage two, works will move to the outside parking lanes (with local access via inside lanes). In stage three, the full width of the north bound lane will be completed 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.

“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”, Rhett said. “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”.

Stage one is expected to be completed by early-June with Stage 2 commencing in mid-June for an end of July completion. Stage 3 will see the final asphalt wearing course applied on the full width of both lanes 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, which are expected to be finalised at the end of August, weather permitting.

This project is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the region, and is funded from a combination of Roads to Recovery funding and MidCoast Council’s $30million Roadcare Program. Stay updated on the progress of this project by visiting www.myroadinfo.com.au

To find out more about roadworks taking place across the MidCoast, or to search for roadworks in your area, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads