Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project works update
Published on 19 June 2017
The Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project is continuing to move ahead, with contractors working on the footpath, garden beds and parking bays alongside Randall’s FoodWorks Supermarket in High Street.
Parking in front of the supermarket on High Street remains unavailable while these works take place, which are anticipated to be completed over the next few weeks.
Works for Stage 2 of the project will then move to the front of the Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel. This will allow more space for both lanes of High Street, enabling traffic to continue to flow freely.
The works will include the construction of new pathways, kerbing and adjustment of surface levels, reducing the current dips and step ups from High Street car parks to the pathway.
Loddon Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Phil Pinyon said the community and visitors would see significant changes in the streetscape as the project progressed to its next stage.
“It is certainly exciting to see this next stage of works move swiftly ahead, and we again thank our community for their patience while these works continue,” he said.
Mr Pinyon reminded pedestrians to refrain from entering or taking shortcuts through any of the work areas.
“The work areas are clearly delineated by bollards, tape, webbing or barriers. Safe alternative routes have been provided by the contractor, including pedestrian access to the supermarket,” he said.
“Council reminds pedestrians to please ensure they use these alternative routes, which have been put in as safety measures while these works are ongoing.”
Traffic management for vehicles remains in place, including a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h. Lane closures will also occur during the works, however, all efforts will be made to ensure traffic will continue to flow along High Street, with minimal delays.
“As there will be extensive activity happening in the works area, including people working on site, we remind motorists to ensure they follow all traffic management directions, including reduced speed limits,” Mr Pinyon added.
Funding for the project has been made possible through the Federal Government ($1.3m) and Regional Development Victoria ($500,000). Loddon Shire Council has provided the remaining funding, including through the Community Planning Strategic Fund.
For the latest information regarding the Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project, visit the Current Projects page on Council’s website www.loddon.vic.gov.au.