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Published Wednesday 4 November 2020
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Road works continue in Wallan and Kilmore

Council is continuing to deliver major road projects as part of its adopted $40m capital works program.

Wellington Street, Wallan

The first stage of the transformation of Wellington Street, Wallan, is complete with drainage and footpath works on the west side finished.

Work is now underway on the east side of Wellington Street. The works to upgrade the road surface, build a new footpath and improve drainage began on 7 September and are expected to be completed by January, weather permitting.

The work zone will be reduced to 40km/h both during construction and at night. While there may be some minor delays, traffic will still be able to move through the area.

The $1.1 million Wellington Street project is fully funded by Regional Development Victoria. The project is part of the $4.1 million Wallan Town Heart project which also includes funding from Council and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

O’Gradys Road, Kilmore, works continue

The new intersection at O’Gradys Road and Kilmore East Road near the Kilmore East train station and underpass is close to completion.

The upgrade includes two new streetlights and a new T-Intersection with turning lanes on O’Gradys Road. Works are due to be completed by mid December, weather permitting. Council has lodged an application with VicRoads to have the speed limit reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h.

The State Government’s Fixing Country Roads program funded $975,000 of the intersection and lighting project. Council contributed $268,000 to these upgrades.

Conway Street, Kilmore

Conway Street, Kilmore is now open to traffic in both directions. While wet weather and COVID slowed crews working on the busy school precinct, the road opened on 21 October following more than 10 weeks of construction.

There are still clean-up works, line marking and grass planting to be completed during the next few weeks. Public lighting will be installed over the coming months with AusNet.

The Conway Street upgrade also sees new underground drainage, full reconstruction of the road pavement, indented parking bays, new concrete kerb and channel, Kilmore-Lancefield road intersection upgrades and new concrete footpaths (1.5m wide and 3m wide).

These important upgrade works are jointly funded by the State Government and through Council’s annual capital works program. The works will cost $1.1 million.

White Street, Kilmore

Works to improve accessibility and safety on White Street, Kilmore, resumed this week.

This project had been on hold due to a variation dispute with the contractor which now has been resolved to the satisfaction of Council.

It is anticipated that the roadways and footpath works will be largely completed by mid November with the project fully completed by December 2020, weather permitting.

The project included the reconstruction and widening of White Street, between Allan and Green streets, to include new kerning on both sides of the road and upgraded drainage. New footpaths have also been constructed on both sides of the road from Green Street to join with Tootle Street.

The project is being jointly funded by the State Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program ($415,000), and Council is contributing $457,000 to the upgrades.

Comments from Mitchell Shire Council CEO Brett Luxford

“We’re on track to complete a number of major works that will improve safety and movement across our shire, Mr Luxford said.

“The funding partnership between Council and the State Government to fund works has seen many of the shire’s roads improved to benefit our growing population.”

This page was last updated on 4 November 2020.