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
Steven James Bradley found guilty of murdering Michelle Buckingham
With her effective left hand in particular, Chelsea Hanley retained the Victorian Under 17 junior welterweight title last Sunday with a convincing points decision victory.
It has been a successful year for Bega Cheese, which reflects on Tatura Milk Industries, with chair Barry Irvin announcing recently that Bega Cheese’s normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was $55.7 million and normalised profit after tax of $22 million.
STUNNING rare footage of brolga chicks in the wild has highlighted the importance of being able to deliver environmental water to a swamp near Dingee.
TIMMERING Holstein breeders Scott and Nirrelle Somerville are thrilled with the announcement of their Holstein cow Somerelle Leader Lassco as the 2015 Australian Cow of the Year.
Great Race helps a great cause
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Deniliquin footballers Will Shaw and Cooper Wallace (pictured) have gone head-to-head with the state’s best at the recent AFL NSW/ACT Joss Under-14 State Zone Trials in Albury.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has acknowledged the completion of negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), noting modest but important gains made for the Australian dairy industry in improving access to global markets.
Benalla banded together to raise $2000 for the Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century (A21).
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.