Harvey’s Community Gala Night will spread Christmas cheer despite roadworks taking place along the same road on the same day. Each year locals fill the streets to take part in the annual Christmas event, which features pop-up stalls, food and festive entertainment. However, this year residents expressed concerns online due to Shire-planned roadworks along Uduc Road — the venue of the volunteer-run event. The roadworks — scheduled for December 10 from 6am to 1pm involve milling out a portion of the existing asphalt along Uduc Road and are aimed at alleviating the ponding of stormwater during heavy rainfall. Harvey Rotary Club member and event organiser Robyn Coleman, who is also a Harvey Shire councillor, said the roadworks would not have any affect on the gala night. “It is going to be inconvenient at any time but if you are going to do it on a day why not do it on a day where there is already going to be disruptions anyway,” she said. According to the Shire, the footpath adjacent to the works will remain open and traffic management measures as well as a detour will be in place for west-bound traffic through the duration of he works. With shops staying open, fresh produce on offer, a visit from Santa and prizes to be won Ms Coleman said the entire night is put on by volunteers and organisers are expecting a major turnout. The Community Gala Night is due to start at 5.30pm on Friday along Uduc Road between Hayward and Becher streets. There are prizes for best-dressed outfits and stalls.