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Published Friday 28 August 2020
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Works roll-out

Wellington Street, Wallan, is about to be transformed to support pedestrian and vehicle movements in complementing the Wallan Town Heart project.

Works to upgrade the road surface, build a new footpath and improve drainage to complete the Wallan Town Centre Revitalisation Project will start from Monday 7 September.

The project will make a significant impact to the longevity and life of Wallan’s road network and footpath infrastructure.

Safety for both road users and pedestrians will be improved through these upgrades. The Council-managed project will include:

  • Kerb and channelling works
  • Road reconstruction from Watson Street to Queen Street, including upgrades to the Queen Street intersection
  • A new footpath on the east side of Wellington Street
  • Improved drainage
  • Indented parking

Works 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. Council reminds drivers to follow traffic instructions for their safety and the safety of road workers.

The $1.1 million project is part of the Wallan Town Centre Revitalisation Project which is fully funded by Regional Development Victoria (RDV).

O’Gradys Road, Kilmore, works continue

Works at the intersection of O’Gradys Road and Kilmore East Road near the Kilmore East railway station and underpass continue.

The important upgrade includes two new streetlights and a new ‘T-Intersection’ which will improve safety when drivers enter or exit onto O’Gradys Road. Works are due to be completed in November.

Kilmore East Road will also be lowered at the railway bridge providing a smoother and safer road surface which will benefit trucks, larger vehicles. Improved drainage will assist in keeping vehicles safe in heavy downpours and storms. Kerb and channel works were completed last week., Asphalting will take place in the coming week, weather permitting.

This is due to be completed in the coming weeks.

The State Government’s Fixing Country Roads program funded $975,000 of the intersection and lighting project. Council contributed $268,000 to these upgrades as well as $180,000 to lower the road.

Comments from Mayor David Lowe

“While we don’t have as much activity on our roads at the moment, it is the opportunity for us to continue essential projects on some of our high traffic roads,” he said.

“A growing Shire needs a good road network and we strive to keep our network in safe condition. We are pleased that we can deliver these projects at a time that is causing little disruption.

“Please adhere to all changed speed limits and obey traffic management for your safety and the safety of roadside workers.”

“Council works in partnership with the State Government on a number of roads projects. This collaboration has allowed a number of the Shire’s roads to be improved for our growing population.”

This page was last updated on 21 September 2020.