Council signals a $1.2 million project to enhance safety at intersection of High St and Punt Rd in Cobram CBD.TONI BRIENT May 13, 2014 3:29am
The notorious intersection of High St and Punt Rd in Cobram is set for a $1.2
Business owners have welcomed the change for safety reasons, but have expressed concern the development could impact already scarce car parking in the area.
Listed in Moira Shire Council’s draft 2014-15 budget’s capital works program, the project will include the construction of a roundabout at the Punt Rd and High St intersection, outside Target, and footpath upgrades.
The project is part of the Cobram Streetscape project to overhaul the CBD.
Paul Bovalina, of Redgum Photos and Computers on Punt Rd, said the construction of a roundabout at the intersection was a ‘‘catch-22’’.
‘‘For safety it’s great, for car parks it’s not,’’ he said.
Ambience Bakery Cafe owner Leanne Walsh said the development would ‘‘ease congestion’’ on Punt Rd and High St, but said council should also work to mitigate the impact of lost car parking spaces.
‘‘It’s going to cut parking here,’’ she said. ‘‘We need car parking with meters if we have to do it.’’
La Niche Cafe’s Jenni Briody said she thought it was a ‘‘disgusting intersection’’ and welcomed an upgrade.
But like the other businesses, Mrs Biody worried car parking would become an even greater issue in the area.
Cobram resident Allan Inglis said he thought council should consider creating a ‘triangle’ intersection by only allowing one-way traffic on Punt Rd between Bank and High Sts, in addition to the one-way direction in Bank St.
Moira acting infrastructure and liveability director Mark Foord issued a statement on Monday confirming the project would include a roundabout and footpath works, but no further project plans were available.
‘‘In coming months we will develop detailed designs with the works scheduled to be completed by June 2015,’’ the statement said.
Mr Foord said ‘‘some’’ car park spaces would be lost during the redevelopment, but other spaces would be made available for parking.
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