Night time works for Commerce Street

Published on 25 March 2019

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MidCoast Council's road crews will undertake rehabilitation works on a busy section of Commerce Street in Taree, commencing from 6.30pm on Monday 1 April.

The stretch being targeted for improvement extends from the Deb Street intersection through to Wingham Road, where the worn road surface will be removed and replaced as part of Council's ongoing road maintenance program.

"Commerce Street is a key route into Taree's CBD and a connector road through to Wingham, so we've scheduled the work to take place at night to minimise the impact on traffic", explained Rhett Pattison, MidCoast Council's Manager, Projects and Engineering.

Works will be undertaken nightly, including weekends, between 6.30pm and 5am over an anticipated two week period, weather permitting. While the use of machinery will generate some degree of noise, the project schedule sees noisier activities being conducted earlier in the evening, and vehicles and machinery being switched off when not in use. Crews will liaise with nearby property owners should day time work be required.

For the safety of road users and crews, the road will be closed to through-traffic at night while the work is undertaken, with clearly marked detours and reduced speed limits in place. Access through Commerce Street will be limited to local traffic only and overnight parking will not be available for the duration of the works.

Commerce Street will be reopened for daytime use, however reduced speed limits will remain in place at all times.

Motorists can expect short delays, and are asked to observe all roadworks signage and directions from traffic controllers, and to travel with caution in the vicinity of the works. 

"Rehabilitation on this busy and worn stretch of Commerce Street now will not only reduce future maintenance costs, but provides local motorists with a smoother and safer route into and out of town", Rhett added.

The project complements recently completed works on Commerce Street and Wingham Road.

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