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seven months since work started, and the traffic lights at Southbrook Road and
South Belt have now been switched on. While the work seemed to go on forever, there were few more patient than Andrew Walton, owner of Kings Mowers and Heating located right in the thick of the seven month intersection upgrade.
lane closures, detours and restrictions to his business premises made trading
challenging and yet somehow, he still manages to keep a smile on his face and
optimism for the coming spring.
huge relief having the work finished, and customers can find us now. There’s been
a lot of sympathy for us out there which has been heartening. Although the work
was quite disruptive, we’re through it now and look forward to a good spring”. He
was quick to add that there is plenty of parking along Percival Street, as well
as off-street parking out the back!
work being a major disruption to his business, Andrew was complimentary of the
service he received from Council during the work. “Council were really good to
work with. Kieran the Project Manager kept in touch with us and signage was made
up so people knew we were still open for business” he said.
lights are operating, there is some final remedial work being carried out on
South Belt. Council’s Roading Manager Ken Stevenson says “A section of road didn’t
pass the ‘Benkelman-Beam’ test which measures the hardness of the road surface,
so the contractors are repairing it now and it will be chip sealed on Friday. We’ll
sweep the loose chip and road mark the area early next week, once the seal has
had time to settle.”
thankful to residents who were impacted by the work, and to motorists who
either drove with care through the work site or found an alternative route. We
really do appreciate everyone’s patience. With over 24,000 vehicles passing
through the intersection per day, we knew it was going to be a challenge, but
people have been great” says Ken.