Rehabilitation work on a 166 metre section of Blackhead Road has begun.
The project, being undertaken by MidCoast Council between Cooinda Street and Gordon Avenue, Black Head, was expected to be completed in early July.
With a focus on safer local roads and improved drainage, the project will see the road widened and the pavement rehabilitated, providing a smoother and more durable driving surface, MidCoast Council projects and engineering manager, Rhett Pattison said.
Stormwater run-off also would be addressed by replacing underground infrastructure and installing new table drains and dishdrains alongside the road.
"Black Head is a popular beach and picnic area and its main street carries significant local and visiting traffic, particularly during the warmer months," Mr Pattisonn said.
"With a view to minimising disruption and to avoid interrupting the Black Head Bazaar, we've timed the roadworks to take place during winter."
A second stretch of Blackhead Road, extending from Cooinda to High streets, had been highlighted for rehabilitation in the future, budget permitting.
As part of the environmental review for the project, trees aligning the road were marked to assist with identifying and matching Norfolk Island pines with the local heritage listing, Mr Pattisonn said.
The removal of an ironbark and radiata pine - which were not heritage listed - would make way for the widened road pavement along Blackhead Road.
Black Head is a popular beach and picnic area and its main street carries significant local and visiting traffic, particularly during the warmer months.Rhett Pattison
A mature eucalypt, adjacent to Blackhead Road near the caravan park, had been identified as a potential risk to users of the new cycleway and would be removed this week.
The cycleway connecting Diamond Beach Road to the caravan park at Black Head had been completed earlier this year.
"Development on a nearby property has altered the ground surface in the vicinity of the tree, causing root plate damage and root decay," Mr Pattisonn said.
Construction of the cycleway, linking to the existing bike path opposite the caravan park, provides a continuous bike route through to Diamond Beach Road.
The 2.5m cycleway had been designed in conjunction with the community as a shared facility suitable for pedestrians and cyclists.
"Two sections are now complete, one section finished with a concrete seal, and a new section at the northern end in bitumen."
A third section to connect the path on the north side of Blackhead Road between the tavern and the caravan park was scheduled to begin later this year.
These projects are part of MidCoast Council's commitment to improving infrastructure across the region.
For more information about the Black Head cycleway and roadworks in progress, or to search for additional roadworks visit the MidCoast Council Committed to Improving Roads page; click here.
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