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Published Monday 1 March 2021
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Connecting Mitchell Shire

Works crews are out and about throughout Mitchell Shire with more than 100 capital works projects in the delivery pipeline or underway to improve and build community infrastructure across the community.

Brand new footpaths a feature of Windham Street, Wallan

Windham Street, between William and King Streets, is set to go under a transformation to support safer movement through the area as part of Council’s $620,000 works.

Community safety is a feature of these upgrades with the new infrastructure designed to ensure pedestrians are safe to travel through the area and will ensure vehicles abide by the speed limit.

The works include:

  • New footpaths installed on both sides of the road, between William and King Streets, to ensure pedestrian safety and access.
  • New kerbs and drainage to reduce water runoff into properties during heavy downpours
  • Intersection improvements and speed cushions will be installed to reduce speeds along the road
  • Reinstatement of road sections, nature strips, and line marking

The works, which will begin in April, are the first stage of Windham Street works.

The work zone will be reduced to 40km during construction. The north-bound lane will be closed with a detour established along Bentick Street. While there may be some minor delays, traffic will still be able to move through the area.

Council reminds drivers to follow traffic instructions for their safety and the safety of visitors to the area.

Wellington Street works in Wallan continue

The transformation of Wellington Street, Wallan, is in progress as the road reconstruction continues from Watson Street to Queen Street.

The Queen Street intersection was briefly closed earlier this month to support the new kerb and channelling works.

The project will also create indented parking in the area to improve parking for residents and workers alike.

The project is making a significant impact to the rehabilitation of Wallan’s road network and footpath infrastructure.

Appropriate traffic management arrangements are in place. While there may be some minor delays, traffic will soon be able to move through the area from both sides of Wellington Street. Council reminds drivers to follow traffic instructions for their safety and visitors to the area.

The $1.156 million project is part of the Wallan Town Centre Revitalisation Project which is fully funded by the Victorian Government’s Regional Development Victoria (RDV).

Melbourne Street, Kilmore

Works to install a $126,000 footpath on Melbourne Street, between Union and Burke streets, will begin the week of Monday 8 March, weather permitting.

This project is to improve footpath infrastructure in line with Council’s Missing Links Footpath Program.

A footpath will be installed on the east side of the road, however, due to the existing infrastructure and the nature of the road, no footpath will be built on the west side.

The work zone will be reduced to 40km/h both during construction and at night.

The south-bound lane will be closed with a detour established along Church Street. While there may be some minor delays, traffic will still be able to move through the area. Council reminds drivers to follow traffic instructions for their safety and visitors to the area.

Comments from Mayor Rhonda Sanderson

"Right now, we are working on more than 100 capital works projects with another 41 almost ready for development. This is just in our capital works program with many more projects across Council’s usual operations," she said.

"No missing link footpath is too big or too small, we’re working hard to ensure everyone is provided with safe and accessible transport infrastructure.

“We also have some ‘big ticket items’ like the Windham Street and Wellington Street works in Wallan at the moment. We have heard loud and clear from our community about projects they would like us to undertake – and it is a fantastic sight to see many of these projects underway."

"I would like to thank the State Government for their assistance in a number of these projects. Without this partnership with both the State and Federal Governments we would not be able to get as much work done each year."

This page was last updated on 1 March 2021.

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