Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has successfully secured grant funding to undertake a pathway construction project in Werris Creek.
“The project will see the construction of a 2 metre wide shared pathway which will link the existing one finishing at Russell St to David Taylor Oval along Single Street, distance of approximately 300 metres to the north,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“At this stage of the project Council has called for quotes for the works and during February a contractor will be selected. Once the contractor selection process has occurred, it is anticipated works will commence in March and be completed in May - weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.” he said.
“The works involve the the construction of a concrete shared foot/cycle pathway and the removal and realignment of approximately 40 - 50 metres of kerb and gutter along the narrowest section. This will ensure a minimum 2 metre wide path is maintained, whilst maintaining a sufficiently wide travel lane for southbound motorists and parking lane for adjoining residents,” he continued.
“Vehicular and pedestrian access to, and egress from residential properties as well as road and pedestrian traffic along Single St may be disrupted as works progress along the length of the work site. Minor disruption will include earthworks and excavation, forming up and the pouring of concrete,” he said.
“Upon completion of this path, the community will have a paved pathway that provides an enhanced pedestrian and cycleway facility to David Taylor Oval for the use of the majority of the town. It will also provide the additional benefit of improving the streetscape along the main thoroughfare through the town,” Councillor Hope concluded.