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Major Improvements On The Way At Gordon Street

Released on: 14 September 2020

Released on: 14 September 2020

 

Gordon St in Port Macquarie is set to receive a major upgrade to improve stormwater flow and flooding risk, enhance vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian safety, and provide more efficient traffic flow on one of our region’s busiest main roads.

The $6 million project is being funded by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, and includes upgrades to the stormwater network, including a stormwater pollution trap at Kooloonbung Creek, removal of aging water pipes, and the installation of higher capacity water mains.

The 800 metres of roadway between Hastings River Drive and Horton St will be resurfaced, some of the footpaths and kerbs will be upgraded, there will be an extension of the right hand turning lane into Hastings River Dve, and changes to on-street parking.

Director Dan Bylsma said that the upgrade to Gordon St is an important strategic traffic and stormwater management project.

"Gordon St is one of our busiest main roads, carrying more than 30,000 vehicles a day, and the intersection with Hastings River Dve is our regions 3rd busiest," said Mr Bylsma.

"The road is in need of upgrading to reduce ongoing maintenance costs, improve traffic flow and enhance pedestrian safety to cater for our growing community.

"Gordon St also experiences problems with stormwater runoff and localised flooding during heavy rain, so it is important that we upgrade the aging infrastructure to minimise potential impacts to surrounding businesses and residents," said Mr Bylsma.

The project is currently in the design phase, with construction expected to commence in April 2021, taking 7-9 months to complete.

Businesses will continue to be accessible, and construction is being planned to minimise disruption to businesses, residents, vehicles and pedestrians using Gordon St.

Public transport will continue to operate, however as with many major road projects, once work commences, detours and changed traffic conditions can be expected.

"We are currently engaging with surrounding businesses to discuss how we minimise the impact as much as possible, including any changes to on-street parking," added My Bylsma.

"Projects of this scale do have a community impact, however are extremely important in providing quality infrastructure to support our growing community now and into the future."

For more information, including a plan of the work taking place and frequently asked questions visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/gordon-street or call Council on 6581 8111.