Upgrades to Graham Street crossings

Bass Coast Shire Council will be upgrading several footpath crossing points on Graham Street in Wonthaggi, to improve access for all pedestrians.

Improving and prioritising pedestrian safety at crossings in the town centre was highlighted in the Wonthaggi Activity Centre Plan and the recently completed Wonthaggi Access and Movement Study. This project also forms part of Council’s Wonthaggi Opportunity Unlocked campaign, designed to support new jobs and attract continued investment in the town and region.

Construction on this project has started and is expected to take around three weeks to complete. This $45,000 project is being funded through Council’s footpath renewal program.

The project will see the construction of new, compliant footpath crossings located on the intersection of Graham and Billson Streets, near NAB and Chill Bill, as well as at the corner of McKenzie and Graham Streets, near South Gippsland Motors.

At each location, new drainage infrastructure and paved areas will be constructed to achieve appropriate and compliant grades for all footpath users.

Traffic and pedestrian management will be in place throughout the duration of the works. The works will include the use of heavy plant and machinery, which could be noisy at times, such as saw cutting and trucks delivering concrete.

All works will be conducted during business opening hours.

Council appreciates that these works may present an inconvenience to nearby businesses and properties and appreciates their patience during these times. The contractor will make every effort to minimise disruptions during construction.

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