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Published Friday 11 September 2020
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Linking people and places

Linking people with places as well as providing a safe environment for drivers and pedestrians is seeing a network of new and improvement works across Mitchell Shire.

There are a number of upgrades to the road network and footpaths that are either completed or coming to a close which are critical in connecting communities.

Kilmore Pedestrian Bridges and White Street works take shape

The finishing touches are being placed on the bridges that will go across the Kilmore Creek to improve safety and access for pedestrians.

The bridges and footpath links will be placed on either side of the Northern Highway Road Bridge over Kilmore Creek, to help improve safety for pedestrians from the Clarke Street intersection to the Kilmore Caravan Park.

The bridges will be more 2.5 metres wide which will allow for bicycles, prams and wheelchairs to cross safely.

The project will also improve pedestrian safety around the supermarket shopping precinct.

The $745,000 project is supported through the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

In other Kilmore works, the footpaths along White Street, between Green and Allen Street, should be completed by the end of next week.

Footpath links are being constructed on both sides of the road to improve connectivity from White Street through to the town centre. This project will also see improvement made to the White Street road pavement.

Road works will be completed in October, weather permitting.

High Street, Seymour

Kerb and channeling upgrades along High Street, Seymour, are now completed.

The $110,000 works took place between Crawford and Collas Streets and were funded via Council’s Kerb Renewal Program.

Comments from Mayor Councillor David Lowe

“We’re well on the way to completing a number of works which will improve movement across our shire. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, we have been able to continue these essential works,” he said.

“Part of Council’s role is to ensure we are proactively fitting out our towns with key infrastructure as the population continues to grow rapidly. Connecting people to places is a key priority and that’s why we continue to invest in our roads and footpath links.

“We are continuing to advance our capital projects across the shire, despite some of the pandemic challenges and while there is less movement across our shire, it is also important to keep an eye out for our workers, obey traffic management and keep everyone safe on the road and streets.”

This page was last updated on 14 September 2020.