Botts Road to get “long overdue” upgrade
The project will take 18 weeks and will see a drainpipe installed on the eastern side of the road and covered with gravel to improve safety.
The contract was awarded at Moira Shire Council’s July meeting with a start date yet to be confirmed. A completion date of December 31, 2021 has been planned, COVID delays and weather permitting.
Moira Shire General Manager Infrastructure Andrew Close said in addition to the underground pipes, kerb and channel will be installed along the eastern side of the road and the land between the kerb and the fence to the Silverwoods development will then be landscaped and planted out.
“This project has been long overdue, and we are pleased to be able to allocate some of the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program funding toward fixing what is a long-standing road hazard for the users of Botts Road. “We are also pleased to announce that the western side of Botts Road between Jane Road and the Murray Valley Highway will be getting kerb and channel and a concrete footpath installed in 2022 to improve accessibility and complete the concrete footpath between the Murray Valley Highway and the lake,” he said.
“These works will be funded through Phase three of the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.” The project will also involve replacing the open storm water drain along Botts Road Yarrawonga from the Murray Valley Highway to approximately 50 metres from Lake Mulwala.
The project was originally to be comprised of two separate stages with each stage separable however council elected to proceed with only stage 1 of the project.
Council’s July ordinary council meeting agenda states the scope of works under contract include:
• Supply and installation of approximately 680 lineal metres of twin 1200mm diameter concrete pipe.
• Outfall works at Lake Mulwala including shaping and installation of beaching mats.
• Construction of approximately 765 lineal metres of kerb and channel.
• Construction of approximately 836 square metres of road pavement.
• Associated works including pits, endwalls and drain connections and;
• Traffic control.
A long overdue project of improving pedestrian safety as well as aging drainage along Botts Road will be completed at the end of this year.