A section of Lighthouse Road will be off limits during an upgrade project.
Work starts on Wednesday, June 19 to improve access and safety for pedestrians and vehicles on Lighthouse Road.
Lighthouse Road from Matthew Flinders Drive through to Tacking Point Lighthouse will be widened and resurfaced, there will be new kerb and guttering and stormwater services will be replaced.
Car parking will be improved at the Tacking Point Lighthouse lower car park and at the lighthouse turnaround.
A new footpath will run from Davis Crescent to join up with the existing elevated platform.
A Lighthouse Road resident said the road was in a pretty poor condition.
"It's about time," he said about the upgrade.
The resident, who has has lived at Lighthouse Road for two decades, has seen traffic increase over the years.
"It's just a procession, one after the other to the lighthouse and back," he said.
Work is planned to be completed late September 2019, weather permitting, in time for the school holidays.
Council director Jeffery Sharp said improvements to Lighthouse Road had been identified for a number of years, and to now be able to secure the funding, and deliver the upgrades was a great result for our growing community and for tourism.
"While Lighthouse Road will be closed to motorists for the duration of the works, pedestrian access to the lighthouse via the Coastal Walk will remain open," Mr Sharp said.
"Closing the road will allow the contractor to complete the works efficiently, safely and in the shortest time possible."
Pedestrians will still be able to access Tacking Point Lighthouse via the staircase at the northern end of Lighthouse Beach and via the Coastal Walk from the north.
In late August for about a week, a detour will be in place so work to upgrade the Lighthouse Road/Matthew Flinders Drive intersection can take place.
Electronic signs will advise of the detour route.
"We thank the community and local residents in advance for their understanding and patience as we deliver this important project that will ensure visitors can easily access and enjoy our iconic Tacking Point Lighthouse for many years to come," Mr Sharp said.
The upgrade to Lighthouse Road is a $1.58 million project with $540,000 funded by the federal government through the Building Better Regions Fund and $1.04 million contributed by the council.
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