Road improvements help connect our communities

Published on 04 February 2019

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A section of busy Avalon Road at Krambach is the latest target for reconstruction works, as MidCoast Council’s engineering team continues its focus on improving the local transport network.

Preliminary works commenced last week on a 630m stretch along Avalon Road, between Germany Lane and Idalorn Close at Krambach. The scope of works includes removal of roadside vegetation to allow for widening of lanes, construction of the additional road width, a full reconstruction of the existing road pavement, line-marking, and installation of signage for improved safety.

“As part of the busy route between Gloucester and the Pacific Highway, improvements to Avalon Road will be welcomed by both locals and those travelling to and from the highway”, explained Robert Scott, MidCoast Council’s Director, Engineering and Infrastructure. “We are working closely with our contractors to ensure the works are completed prior to the Easter break, providing a safer and more comfortable carriageway for those visiting the Barrington Tops area, a popular tourist destination during the colder months”.

As part of the MidCoast Council Road Upgrade Package ($100M), the project has been made possible through a combination of funding delivered by NSW Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Office of Local Government, and the MidCoast Council special rate variation, introduced in 2017 to target improvements to the region’s roads and bridges.

Avalon Road will remain open to through traffic for the duration of the works, however single lane closures will be required with temporary traffic signals in operation during the day and at night to manage traffic flow. Motorists are asked to observe all roadworks signage, traffic signals, reduced speed limits, and directions from road crews, and to travel with caution through the area.

The Avalon Road reconstruction works are due for completion by Thursday 18 April, weather-permitting.

This project is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the local region, and one of many that will form part of the largest program of improvement works seen to date in the local area.

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