Nagam­bie-Lock­sley Rd up­grade re­sumes

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

UP­GRADE works on the Nagam­bie-Lock­sley Road have recom­menced fol­low­ing sig­nif­i­cant de­lays due to weather con­di­tions, the need to re­lo­cate Tel­stra ser­vices at the site and the re­vi­sion of the orig­i­nal project plan.

Strath­bo­gie Shire group man­ager com­mu­nity as­sets, Jeff Saker, said wet weather had cre­ated some de­lays and cul­vert works re­vealed a lack of ex­ist­ing crushed rock pave­ment in parts of the road.

“As a re­sult of this find­ing, the de­sign needed to be re­vised to strengthen the road, with an in­crease in the depth of pave­ment to bet­ter carry heavy traf­fic,” Mr Saker said.

“The new de­sign has been com­pleted and we have now re­sumed works.

“I’d like to thank the com­mu­nity for their on­go­ing pa­tience dur­ing this de­lay and look for­ward to de­liv­er­ing on this project which we hope to com­plete in early 2019, sub­ject to weather con­di­tions.”

The works in­clude the con­struc­tion of an ad­di­tional left turn­ing lane at the in­ter­sec­tion and the pave­ment re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of ap­prox­i­mately 1.3km of the Nagam­bie-Lock­sley Road east of the in­ter­sec­tion.

Nagam­bie-Lock­sley Road pro­vides a cru­cial link be­tween Nagam­bie, Lock­sley, Long­wood and Euroa, and to the sur­round­ing farm­ing and agri­cul­tural land uses.

Mr Saker said the works will en­able larger ve­hi­cles to turn in a sep­a­rate des­ig­nated lane and use a firm sec­tion of road without dam­ag­ing goods and re­duce the like­li­hood of rear and head on col­li­sions with turn­ing traf­fic.

The project is funded through a $500,000 grant from the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment’s Lo­cal Roads to Mar­ket Pro­gram and a Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil con­tri­bu­tion of $573,275.

The Lo­cal Roads to Mar­ket Pro­gram aims to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency and com­pet­i­tive­ness of the agri­cul­ture sec­tor by up­grad­ing roads, bridges and in­ter­sec­tions that are reg­u­larly used by large and heavy ve­hi­cles.

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