New in­ter­sec­tion for Waterford Rise es­tate

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Traf­fic de­lays along Princes Way west of War­ragul may con­tinue this week while con­trac­tors com­plete another cross­ing point associated with new in­ter­sec­tion works.

Ful­ton Ho­gan is un­der­tak­ing the works on be­half of Baw Baw De­vel­op­ments, de­vel­op­ers of the Waterford Rise Es­tate.

The works are to de­velop a new T in­ter­sec­tion in Princes Way for another en­try point into the res­i­den­tial es­tate.

Site man­ager Gavin Ni­chol­son said the works were fore­cast to be com­pleted by the end of March.

“We have the bulk of the cross­ings work. There is one more to do this week,” he said.

Af­ter that, he said con­trac­tors would be un­der­tak­ing road widen­ing works which would not af­fect the ex­ist­ing car­riage­ways.

Mr Ni­chol­son said mes­sage boards alert­ing motorists to the planned works and de­lays had been on site for two months.

Yes­ter­day morn­ing, af­ter heavy rain on Sun­day night, a small sec­tion of the road was closed.

Mr Ni­chol­son said when he ar­rived at the site there were two traf­fic po­lice di­rect­ing traf­fic.

Mr Ni­chol­son said the road had not washed away as some re­ports in­di­cated. He said a pot hole had formed where gravel had washed away from an area where pipe cross­ing works were un­der­taken on Satur­day.

Mr Ni­chol­son said con­trac­tors were un­able to put the bi­tu­men seal on the sur­face on Satur­day so af­ter Sun­day’s rain, the tope 25mm of the road sur­face be­came sat­u­rated and a sec­tion of the gravel washed away.

He said it was a small sec­tion on the outer wheel path of the west bound lane.

Traf­fic was re­duced to one lane for a cou­ple of hours while con­trac­tors fixed the prob­lem. The bi­tu­men seal was un­der­taken yes­ter­day.

Traf­fic build-up along Princes Way where con­trac­tors are con­struct­ing a new in­ter­sec­tion into Waterford Rise es­tate, west of Tar­win St, War­ragul.

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