Main street work under way

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey Shire's Rick Lotznicker and Annie Riordan stand on Uduc road in front of the improvements taking place. Photo: Nicolette Barbas
Camera IconHarvey Shire's Rick Lotznicker and Annie Riordan stand on Uduc road in front of the improvements taking place. Photo: Nicolette Barbas

Work on the Uduc Road Improvement Project is well under way with an end of June estimated completion date.

The project was identified several years ago when deterioration in the raised kerb and concrete infill along the centre of Uduc Road were posed as potentially hazardous to pedestrians.

Harvey Shire Council chief executive officer Annie Riordan said the aim of the project was to provide a safer environment for pedestrians and improve control of vehicle speeds on Uduc Road.

“The raised kerb removal and concrete infill in Uduc Road between Young Street and Herbert Road will be replaced with a new red asphalt pavement and only the existing street lights and trees will have raised kerb surrounds,” Ms Riordan said.

New heritage bollards will also be installed along the centre of the pavement to further enhance the pedestrian refuge area and prevent any vehicle movement through the median area.

Red asphalt entry statements will also be constructed at Uduc Road to further identify this section as a high foot traffic area.

“Further enhancements include a No Right Turn into Becher Street and an extra disabled parking bay in Becher Street, along with lighting improvements,” Ms Riordan said.

Ms Riordan said the community was fully supportive of the project, giving positive feedback and showing an understanding that some disruptions may occur during the construction work.

Refurbished footpaths, enhanced lighting and improved safety along Uduc Road are part of the works being carried out in the coming weeks.

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