Improvements on the way for Primrose Street, Wingham

Published on 24 March 2020

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Rehabilitation works to provide a smoother and safer road surface will soon commence along a 360m section of Primrose Street in Wingham.

The section being targeted extends from Canget Street to Isabella Street, with the project being delivered in two distinct phases to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and local traffic.

In stage one, works will be undertaken to rehabilitate and resurface the road pavement between Canget and Farquhar Streets, as well as replacing deteriorated kerb and gutter on both sides, and replacing the footpath on the eastern side of Primrose Street. Commencing on Tuesday 7 April this stage is expected to continue for 8 - 10 weeks, weather permitting. Work will be conducted 7am – 5pm weekdays. Driveway access may be restricted at times, and crews will liaise with affected property owners as required to minimise inconvenience.

“Rehabilitation along this section of Primrose Street is part of our value-for-money approach, allowing us to extend the life of road which, in turn, minimises ongoing investment in maintenance”, explained Rob Scott, MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services. “It’s also a great opportunity to meet modern design standards and improve the streetscape at the same time”.

Stage two will see crews move north to address the section between Farquhar and Isabella Street, where works will be undertaken outside of regular business hours to minimise disruption for nearby businesses. In this section the road pavement will be rehabilitated and resurfaced, line-marking renewed, and the general amenity of the street improved.

“In both stages lane closures, short detours and parking restrictions can be expected, and local motorists are reminded to be alert to changed conditions and roadworks signage while crews are on site”, Rob added.

It is expected both stages of the project will be completed by the end of June 2020. Further works are already being planned nearby in Farquhar and Isabella Streets and these are likely to be scheduled after completion of the works in Primrose Street.  

For more information and to stay updated on the progress of these works as they progress, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads

This project is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the region.