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Progress on Clarence Street heats up

5 August, 2011Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Work on Moss Vale’s Clarence Street Improvement Project is back on track after several weeks of inclement weather.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Operations Manager, Mark Roebuck said Council were keen to ensure the works continued at full speed.

“Numerous issues have resulted in the project taking longer than originally anticipated, not least the cold and wet conditions we’ve experienced over the past couple of weeks,” Mr Roebuck said.

“However, we’re confident this break in the weather will allow us to get back on track and complete the work as soon as possible,” he said.

The work on Clarence Street to improve traffic flow and pedestrian access consists of four major components including civil construction, electrical light pole installation, line-marking and landscaping.

“We’ve completed about half of the civil related works and almost completed all of the electrical works.

“We’ll subsequently commence on the line-marking and landscaping as soon as the civil work component is complete,” Mr Roebuck said.

Weather permitting, civil works are anticipated to be completed by late August.

“Whilst the work has been slower than originally anticipated, Council has been working closely with the contractors to do the majority of the works after hours to minimise any inconvenience to shoppers and motorists,” Mr Roebuck said.

“The installation of the new lighting, lower speed limit zones, designated truck loading zones and pedestrian thoroughfares will ultimately improve access to Clarence Street,” Mr Roebuck said.

“Safety is of course paramount in all of Council’s public infrastructure projects and whilst we continue with the construction on Clarence Street, we remind pedestrians and motorists of the continuing need to exercise care when in the vicinity of the works.

“In the interim we apologise for the delays and inconvenience.”