Stawell’s main street is set to have a facelift for the new year with contractors due to commence the first stage of the beautification works to the Wimmera Street roundabout in late January.
The plan for the roundabout’s makeover has been through a few lifecycles but the new direction will see a space created for ever-changing artworks to be displayed in the centre of town.
The new roundabout will include garden beds and a platform for interchangeable artworks to be exhibited on a temporary basis, allowing different artists a chance to display their works in a public space.
The first part of the upgrade will include supplying water and power to the centre of the roundabout and perimeter edging will be constructed for the garden beds.
This initial work is scheduled to be completed by the Easter break and partial road closures will be in place starting just after the Australia Day long weekend.
Starting 28 January to 14 February, there will be a partial closure to Main Street on the west side of the roundabout.
There will be further traffic disruptions while boring is undertaken on 30 January with sections of Wimmera Street to the north and south of the roundabout closed to traffic.
Council will have detours and traffic management in place but will aim to keep disruption to a minimum.
The planned road closures during the construction of the new roundabout