Great Lakes Council has completed road upgrade works at Meade Street in Bulahdelah and on Willina Road (between Willina and Coolongolook).
“Reconstruction work was undertaken along Meade Street between Stroud Street and Crawford Street at a cost of $270,000 under Council’s Urban Rehabilitation Program”said Council’s Director of Engineering, Mr Ron Hartley.
The roadwork involved replacing kerb and gutter that was in poor condition and reconstruction of the road pavement.
“This section of Meade Street was in poor condition requiring regular maintenance as there was minimal pavement thickness and poor quality gravel in the existing road” said Mr Hartley.
“The existing road pavement was removed by excavation and a new gravel pavement placed” saidMr Robert Fish, Council’s Operations Manager.
“As there was poor ground conditions at the site a geotextile and geogrid layer was placed at the base of the excavation to provide increased support for the new gravel pavement” said Mr Fish.
“An asphalt surfacing has now been placed to complete the project.”
The completed project links with work undertaken in 2013 to reconstruct Stroud Street through the Bulahdelah Town Centre.
“The work greatly improves the appearance of Meade Street, a location which is frequented by tourists and Pacific Highway motorists visiting the Bulahdelah Town Centre and the popular Wade Park area” said Mr Hartley.
“Linemarking will be undertaken in the street in 2015 to better formalise parking” said Mr Fish.
Council has also recently completed work to rehabilitate a 540 metre length of Willina Road to the west of Coloongolook.
The work involved widening the road, addition of gravel to increase pavement thickness and lime stabilization of the road pavement. Work was completed with the application of a bitumen seal.
“The work links with rehabilitation projects undertaken of the past few years along Willina Road and further improves the safety of the road” said Mr Hartley.
The work was undertaken under Council’s Rural Road Construction Program at a cost of $150,000.