WORKS by Council, commencing on Tuesday 23 August will see new ramps constructed around Brushbox Avenue, Blackbutt Crescent, Silverwattle Drive, Kindlebark Drive and Grey Gum Street.
Valued at over $140,000, the installation project also includes the construction of a pedestrian refuge at Kindlebark Drive.
Port Stephens Council’s Civil Projects Engineer, Rick Mackenzie said that the project would greatly improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians.
“This is a significant infrastructure investment for pedestrian safety in Medowie,” he told News Of The Area.
“We want to ensure that residents have the confidence and ability to get around easily and safely and this project goes a long way to achieving that.”
“We’d ask that residents exercise caution around work sites during the construction period, ensuring they obey the traffic control signs in place and follow the direction of crews,” said Mr Mackenzie.
The project has been equally funded by the Roads and Maritime Service’s Active Transport Grant Scheme and Port Stephens Council.
Works are expected to take four to five weeks, dependent on weather conditions.