$2.9 MILLION CARCOAR STREET UPGRADE ENTERING ITS FINAL STAGES
The massive task of undertaking a major road upgrade to Carcoar Street in Blayney is entering its final stages.
Blayney Shire Council is currently completing the last of the scheduled work on the Carcoar Street project, funded by the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program with a grant of $1.8 million and $1.1 million from council.
Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the project was put on hold over the past winter, but had resumed with the onset of the warmer weather.
“Work is now continuing at a breakneck pace in what was been a major project for the town,” he said.
Blayney Shire Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services Grant Baker said the latest work includes the removal of a substantial profile from the existing pavement.
“This had to be undertaken to replace the unsuitable pavement material with material that will ensure an extended long term foundation supporting the new surface,” Mr Baker said.
“This new surface will provide for improved resident amenity with less vehicle generated noise.
Once line-marked, road safety will improve by way of better vehicle positioning by motorists using the road.”
Mayor Scott Ferguson said it’s been a massive undertaking.
“We've realigned footpaths, moved services and improved parking, and thanks to the NSW Government’s support have been able to carry out the works as the one job,” he said.