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Published Friday 9 August 2019
Tags:General, Media Release

Oak Street works completed, phase two to come by the end of the year

The southbound lane on Seymour’s Oak Street is set to be re-opened following road rehabilitation works to improve safety in the area.

The road is expected to be re-opened to the public once line marking works have been completed.

The $600,000 project, funded through the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program, consists of two phases.

The street is prone to flash flooding and these works were designed to improve safety for residents, homeowners and visitors.

The first phase, which was completed on Wednesday, 7 August was to:

  • Rehabilitate road pavement
  • Upgrade the Kerb
  • Improve the gutter system for homes
  • Upgrade footpaths
  • Improve drainage on the street during heavy rainfall

The road will now be re-opened to all drivers and pedestrians along Oak Street and Wimble Street.

The first phase was delayed because of wet weather conditions.

The next phase will consist of the same works to the north bound lane and Council has allocated $635,000 in the 2019-2020 budget for this.

Council is expected to begin works by the end of the year.

Oak Street complete
Oak Street complete.
Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“Roads and footpaths are a priority for Mitchell Shire Council. We will be investing more than ever before in this infrastructure to ensure we prepare for our rapid population growth,” he said.

“Oak Street is a very busy part of Seymour so I would like to thank the Australian Government for helping us deliver this project. The new drainage system will mean people and homes are safer.”