Town facelift hits the streets

By TANIA PHILLIPS

THE next part of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s plan to put “feet on the street” and revitalise the town centre is set to start soon.
The council’s infrastructure and asset management director Jeffery Sharp said work would begin on 11 August on paver repairs at the intersection of Horton and William streets.
He said it was part of the Port Macquarie Town Centre Master Plan (TCMP) and the council’s operational delivery program.
The work is an important part of revitalising the CBD and is guided by the ongoing strategy to put “feet on the street”. The works are a component of the recently revised TCMP and funded from TCMP reserve funds.
Improvements will include the removal and replacement of damaged Bluestone pavers within the intersection approach ramps as well as the existing paver bands in the adjacent footpaths.
Work around this intersection will be staged, starting at the northwest ramp on William Street and then progressing clockwise to each separate ramp.
Mr Sharp said that each stage was anticipated to take about one to two weeks to complete and would require the closure of one or two ramps.
“During the works, construction fencing will be in place to ensure public safety and traffic control will be required to limit traffic movement adjacent to the construction site,” Mr Sharp said.
“Council will take all steps necessary to limit the impact of traffic control, construction noise and dust, however some inconvenience will be unfortunately unavoidable.”
The project has been programmed to begin on the week starting 11 August, with work continuing through November. Works will generally start at 7am daily, with some early morning and evening works planned as the project progresses.

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