MidCoast Council road crews began preparation works for the reconstruction of a 670 metre stretch of Avalon Road near Krambach – on either side of the intersection with Germany Lane – on Monday, October 9.
The section of road had badly deteriorated and subsequently patched over many years, and required a full reconstruction.
The selected length of road extends east from near the George Windross Bridge through the Germany Lane intersection and for a further 410 metres.
Crews will undertake site preparation works, including removal of encroaching vegetation, shoulder preparation and culvert widening.
This project will improve road safety of motorists travelling along Avalon Road.Stuart Small
Subsoil drains will then be installed before the new gravel pavement overlay is constructed.
During periods of working hours, single lane traffic regulation by manual traffic controllers will be in place.
MidCoast Council projects and engineering acting manager, Stuart Small said that the major works would be extensive.
"We have scheduled them to be completed over a six month period, allowing us to keep the road open to traffic during the upgrade," he said.
"To avoid inconveniencing road users, we will cease work over the Christmas holiday period, and two-way traffic access will be in place during those periods when works are not underway."
The $1 million project is due to be completed by March 2018, and is being jointly funded from council's merger savings and Roads and Maritime Services.
"This project will improve road safety of motorists travelling along Avalon Road, due to the replacement of a badly worn surface and provision of wider lanes, line marking and guide posts," Mr Small said.
This programmed work is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across our region, he said.
Find out more about current road and bridge improvement projects by visiting the council website.