Queen St up­grade works restarted

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Elisha Pearce

WORK is slowly restart­ing on the stalled Queen St up­grades in St Marys.

Pen­rith Coun­cil crews have been as­signed to sites left un­fin­ished when the pre­vi­ous con­trac­tor went into ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The stalled works also forced the can­cel­la­tion of the St Marys Spring Fair.

“We have ex­plored ev­ery av­enue to en­sure works can restart as quickly as they have and limit any ex­tra im­pact on business,” a coun­cil spokesman said.

Coun­cil crews were sta­tioned on the street to en­sure pub­lic safely once the site be­came coun­cil re­spon­si­bil­ity, and have now started to com­plete con­struc­tion tasks.

“We also have an elec­tri­cal con­trac­tor, paving con­trac­tor and an as­phalt con­trac­tor en­gaged, which are the main trades re­quired at present,” the spokesman said.

As­phalt works will start on Au­gust 15 to com­plete the paved sur­faces on the western side of the street.

The open site on the east­ern side of the street will then be ad­dressed.

St Marys Town Cen­tre man­ager Paulette Adams said the progress was a pos­i­tive. “This is a pos­i­tive step for­ward for the works given the un­fore­seen cir­cum­stance,” she said.

Queen St work in progress.

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