Pop-up sessions to learn about Wingham Road project

Published on 30 July 2019

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Wingham Road is the focus of three upcoming road improvement projects, currently being planned by MidCoast Council.

To address safety and traffic flow along one of the area’s busiest carriage ways, the three staged projects should begin to get underway later this year.

Local residents are invited to attend two pop-up information sessions organised by Council, giving the public the opportunity to chat with the engineers about the works, what exactly is planned and how it will be achieved.

“It’s important for us to get out amongst the community and give residents the opportunity to talk to our professionals about the work that will affect them,” said Rhett Pattison, MidCoast Council’s Manager of Projects and Engineering.

“These sessions are an informal chance for people to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the plans and exactly what we’ll be doing.”

The three stages focus on three different sections of the road with the first stage targeting a segment between Clifton Road and just west of Hargreaves Drive.

This stage will involve rehabilitation of the existing road pavement, to provide a smoother, safer travel route. It will also focus on replacing the existing utilities in the stage two area, with work expected to begin later this year.

The second stage is a major reconstruction project from just west of Hargreaves Drive, to Cedar Party Road, which will see the existing road replaced and a series of improvements introduced including formalised turning lanes, a roundabout and a pedestrian refuge.

Pop-up sessions are being held on Wednesday 7 August, from 10am to 12pm on the corner of Arkwright Crescent and Hargreaves Drive, and from 6pm to 8pm at a meeting room in the Mayo Private Hospital, Potoroo Drive. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVPs are not necessary, just drop in any time while we are on site.

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government, in association with Council, as part of the $100M Road Upgrade Package.

To find out more, keep an eye on Council’s website https://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Roads/Whats-happening-near-you.