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Major Nyah Road upgrade starts

Major Nyah Road upgrade starts

Nyah Road in Swan Hill will get a major makeover with work starting this week on a $2 million, 12-month upgrade.

Funded through the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program and being completed by local contract Whitfield Excavations, the project will completely upgrade Nyah Road from Stradbroke Avenue to the ambulance station.

All kerb and channel will be replaced, road pavement rebuilt and drainage upgraded. New trees will also be planted in the centre island and landscaping will highlight the northern gateway to the city and CBD.

Mayor Les McPhee said the upgrade would make this section of road safer for both motorists and pedestrians.

“This section of road needs work – there are rough sections and the kerb and channel no longer complies with safety rules. New footpaths will also create better and safer pedestrians links in the area,” Cr McPhee said.

“An average 5,500 motorists use this section of road every day, it is a vital link to the Karinie Street industrial area and saleyards, and is the main entrance to our city from the north. So it is essential this road is safe and functional, and that is presents a welcoming entrance too.”

Lane closures and diversions will be in place during construction, and any road closures will be advertised in local media and on Council’s website.

“We urge motorists to be cautious in the area during construction, and to obey road safety signs at all times,” Cr McPhee said.

“People will still be able to access businesses in the area at all times. Council and Whitfield staff will continue speaking with business owners to ensure this access is maintained.”

For more information on the project contact Council’s Engineering Department on 5036 2324.