Major Drainage Works Will Affect Traffic In Wyong Over Next Few Months #FloodPlanning #Wyong #CentralCoast

Wyong Shire Council Media Release – Wednesday 16 September 2015

 

Major Drainage Works Will Affect Traffic in Wyong Over Next Few Months

Major Drainage Works Will Affect Traffic In Wyong #FloodPlanning #Wyong #CentralCoast Coast Times News

The next stage in Wyong Shire Council’s drainage upgrade through Wyong CBD will start at the end of the month affecting traffic and parking in the area.

Drains will be installed at the intersection of Anzac Avenue and Margaret Street roundabout to further flood proof the CBD.

Council’s Construction Manager, Mr Stuart Baverstock, said there will be a number of road closures and modifications to access during this stage of works.

“Road closures are necessary for community safety due to the heavy machinery and large drains that need to be installed,” Mr Baverstock said.

“It is all part of our plan to reduce the impact of potential flooding in the CBD and connect all the pipes together.

The drainage works at the Anzac Avenue and Margaret Street intersection are expected to be finished in December and the Hely Street to Hardware Lane section completed in February 2016, weather permitting.

 

The first stage of works will see large drains installed across the roundabout at the intersection of Margaret Street and Anzac Avenue. The final stage of the upgrade will fill in the missing link from the police station to Hardware Lane.

“We apologise for the disruption it will cause but there will be signage and traffic controllers in place to help motorists navigate the area,” Mr Baverstock said.

Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians and motorists around the works at:

 

  • Margaret Street, between Anzac Avenue and North Road, will be closed for the duration of the works (residents will be provided access)
  • Temporary one lane closures along Anzac Avenue between Margaret Street and Hely Street (at various stages of the works)
  • Night works will take place early in the project for a week to close off the Anzac Road/Margaret Street intersection.

 

Flooding in Anzac Road, Tuggerah

These works are part of a $6.8 million upgrade to improve drainage and reduce the impact of potential flooding in the area.

Council’s Mayor, Doug Eaton OAM, said these works will greatly improve any future flooding issues in Wyong.

“We all remember the June 2007 storms where cars were floating away down the streets,” Mayor Eaton said.

“These works will help reduce the impact of any potential flooding so we don’t have a repeat of that event.

“These important works are part of our great plans to revitalise the CBD and turn it into a living city and art and cultural hub.

“And we are well on the way to achieving that!”

The drainage works at the Anzac Avenue and Margaret Street intersection are expected to be finished in December and the Hely Street to Hardware Lane section completed in February 2016, weather permitting.

The Frank Ballance Park upgrade will be open by December and The Art House in early 2016.

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