Gordon Street works start May 22

Road works: The stretch of Gordon Street between Horton Street and Lake Road will undergo reconstruction works starting from May 22. Pic: supplied

Road works: The stretch of Gordon Street between Horton Street and Lake Road will undergo reconstruction works starting from May 22. Pic: supplied

The 250 metre stretch of road between Horton Street and Lake Road will benefit from reconstruction works which start on Monday May 22.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has identified the stretch as requiring improved safety for vehicles and pedestrians.

The stretch of busy roadways is on Gordon Street between Horton Street and Lake Road.

Works are expected to be completed by September subject to favourable weather and ground conditions.

The road is located on the CBD fringe and is a busy arterial route carrying more than 21,000 vehicles per day.

The upgrade includes widening of the existing road pavement, installation of kerb and guttering, pedestrian footpaths, street lighting and a central median.

The works will also improve pedestrian access.

New asphalt pavement will also ensure improved ride quality. In addition, new pavement works will be undertaken at the Hay Street intersection with existing electricity, water and reclaimed water services to be relocated.

New stormwater lines will also be installed to improve drainage.

Electronic sign boards are currently in place, and during the works part road closure and stop/go traffic control will ensure the safety of road users and work crews.

Traffic through the site will be maintained during business hours however all road users are requested to follow directional signage and where possible seek alternate routes.

Night works will also occur at certain times in order to minimise disruption to the community.

The $1.65 million project is being funded by council, having been identified as a priority road rehabilitation project in the 2016/17 Operational Plan.

It forms part of the road rehabilitation and resealing program being delivered during the 2016/2017 financial year, with council investing more than $40 million in road and transport infrastructure, maintenance and upgrades during this time.

Further information is available by contacting Council on 6581 8111. 

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