Improvement works to target Tallwoods

Published on 13 September 2019


MidCoast Council engineers are preparing to undertake drainage remediation works in Grangewood Avenue Tallwoods, and the construction of a permanent roundabout at the entrance to Tallwoods Village, with both projects soon to commence.

Kicking off next week, works will commence to replace a damaged culvert, located 160m west of The Boulevard on Grangewood Avenue. In this project, existing stormwater and road infrastructure will be removed, a new stormwater drainage system installed, and the road pavement will be reconstructed and sealed.

To undertake these works safely and efficiently, Grangewood Avenue will be closed to all traffic for up to a four week period, weather permitting.  A detour via The Boulevard, Hilltop Parkway, Tallwood Dr and The Pulpit will be in place and clearly signposted.

“Damage caused by flooding has seen local traffic reduced to a single lane, so reinstating the culvert will be welcome news for Tallwoods residents,” said Rhett Pattison, MidCoast Council’s Manager of Projects and Engineering.

“It has also been an opportunity for us to design a new drainage system that will reduce the risk of future flooding and damage in the area.”

A second Tallwoods project will follow, commencing next month.

The existing roundabout, at the intersection of Blackhead Road and The Boulevard, was installed as a temporary fixture by the developer of Hallidays Point Caravan Park and is now due to be replaced. Along with a safer passage into and out of the village centre, the newly constructed roundabout has been designed to cater for projected traffic volumes and provides a more aesthetically pleasing welcome to the area. The scope of works includes construction of concrete medians and resealing the road pavement approaching either side of the roundabout, a section totalling approximately 300m in length.

“As a connector route through to Hallidays Point, Blackhead Road carries a significant volume of local and holiday traffic,” Rhett said.

“To minimise disruption, these works have been scheduled to commence after the busy October long weekend.”

Works will continue through to early December, weather-permitting. Motorists are asked to observe roadworks signage and directions from crews while works are underway in both locations, and to travel with caution in the area.

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These projects are part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the region.