Infrastructure upgrades continue across the shire

Media release - 15 January 2018

It’s been a busy start to 2018 for Kempsey Shire Council’s infrastructure staff with a number of projects continuing across the region.

Contractor Eire Constructions has recommenced works on a 750-metre stretch of new road, connecting South Street to Gowings Hill Road.

Council’s Manager Engineering Works, Tony Green, said traffic at the western end has reverted to one-way flow under traffic signal control to allow final trimming of the embankment.

“A temporary speed zone may be enforced and motorists are requested to drive carefully through the work site,” he said.

“The works are progressing ahead of schedule and are expected to be completed by mid-February, weather permitting.”

Road reconstruction works to Sherwood Road between the Sherwood Bridge and Gowings Hill Road are planned to start on Monday 15 January, weather permitting.

The work involves widening, strengthening and resurfacing the road and requires the use of earthmoving plant and trucks. The roadwork is expected to take five weeks to complete.

During the work, traffic control will be in place and a temporary speed limit may be enforced.

Essential maintenance work is also currently underway on Loftus Bridge.

The bridge joins Belmore River Left Bank Road to Right Bank Road opposite Loftus Road.

The bridge will be closed to all traffic until 4pm on Thursday 25 January. An alternative river crossing is available at the floodgates approximately 7.5km to the north but is not suitable for all vehicles.

Council appreciates the cooperation and support of local residents while the works are carried out. For more information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 6566 3200

New road connecting South Street to Gowings Hill Road under contructionWork on a 750-metre stretch of new road, connecting South Street to Gowings Hill Road is expected to be completed by mid-February.