Motorists are ignoring the closure of Watt Rd and are still attempting to use the roadway after it was closed for extensive reconstruction.DARREN LINTON February 7, 2013 4:40am
City of Greater Shepparton councillor Fern Summer and Greater Shepparton City Council major projects team leader Graeme Pollard want the public to stay off Watt Rd between Shepparton and Mooroopna.
Motorists are still trying to use Watt Rd between Shepparton and Mooroopna, despite the extensive reconstruction work taking place.
The road was closed to the public last month and is expected to reopen late next month.
But Greater Shepparton City Council major projects team leader Graeme Pollard said contractors had reported problems with vehicles ignoring road closed signs.
‘‘We still have to allow access to the people who live there, but it is still closed to the public,’’ he said.
‘‘As much as it is an inconvenience, it is necessary to do the job safely.’’
Mr Pollard said complete closure of the road was allowing the work to be done quicker than if a lane was left open for through traffic.
More than 4000 vehicles use Watt Rd daily to get between Shepparton and Mooroopna, but the road had suffered in recent years from heavy rain and flooding.
A section from near the railway line to the intersection with Riverview Dve will be remade and will raise the level of the road.
‘‘The level of the road will be increased 150
Additional culverts will help water flow, meaning fewer road closures during flooding.
Five trees were being removed during the construction and guard rails and layby areas added to make the road safer.
The project is expected to cost about $500
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