Making inroads on MidCoast roads

Published on 15 April 2019

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With an ongoing focus on improving roads across the region, MidCoast Council’s road crews and contractors are preparing to apply the finishing touches on three major rehabilitation projects, with others in progress and more in the pipeline.

Busy Avalon Road at Krambach has received an overhaul that included reconstruction of the existing road pavement and widening of lanes. A temporary seal along the 630m stretch of improved road has been applied, allowing the newly laid road pavement to settle into place and ensuring a smoother, safer route for both locals and those heading to popular Barrington Tops over Easter. Its final seal is due to be undertaken in Spring, followed by additional projects to rehabilitate the remainder of Avalon Road that will roll out over the next 4 years.

At Killawarra, rehabilitation of a 2.1km section of Gloucester Road has been undertaken over the past 6 months, with a scope of works including road and shoulder widening, resurfacing, improved roadside drainage, and traffic guidance improvements. The result will be a wider, smoother and more durable road surface, providing a safer driving environment for the many regular travellers of this important arterial route.

And down south, a 2.2km section of Stroud Hill Road at Washpool is the focus of a major upgrade to address roadside drainage and culverts, as well as a rehabilitated road pavement. Works are due for completion this month.

“All three projects have been designed to improve safety outcomes for our community”, explained Rhett Pattison, MidCoast Council’s Manager, Projects and Engineering. “We are committed to improving the local transport network, focusing at present on our busier routes that connect people from across the region”.

The projects are proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with MidCoast Council, as part of the $100M Road Upgrade Package, which has already seen major works completed along The Lakes Way at Bungwahl and Charlotte Bay, Old Bar Road, and sections of Thunderbolts Way at Baxters Ridge and Mares Run.

“Projects are continuing to roll out under the $100M Road Upgrade Package, including current works on The Bucketts Way at Tinonee, The Lakes Way at Forster, and additional rehabilitation along Thunderbolts Way at Barrington”, Rhett added. “As well as delivering important safety outcomes, our value-for-money approach is about extending the life of our roads and reducing on-going maintenance costs”.

This year’s Capital Works program is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving the roads that connect communities across the region.

To stay updated on the progress of these works, visit www.myroadinfo.com.au. For more information about roadworks taking place across the region, or to search roadworks near you visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads