Poor weather and excavation problems have meant the Mooroopna West Growth Corridor housing development is progressing slower than expected.SIONNIE KELLY July 11, 2014 3:12am
Completion of stage one of the Mooroopna West Growth Corridor housing development has been met with delays.
Roadworks started in February on the Midland Hwy and Charles St, Mooroopna, and were originally meant to be completed by the end of last month, but have progressed slower than planned.
Greater Shepparton City Council manager of projects Marilyn Howley said the development was nearing completion, but had been met with delays because of poor weather and problems encountered after the initial compaction when excavating the site.
‘‘The highway has reopened to traffic and the temporary traffic signals have been removed,’’ Ms Howley said.
‘‘Charles St will remain closed until line marking and signage has been completed, which is expected to take place early next week, weather permitting.’’
After this is completed there would continue to be minor interruptions to traffic for about two weeks as remaining works would still need to be completed on the service lane, footpaths, Powercor infrastructure and landscaping, Ms Howley said.
The works are partly funded under the Building Better Regional Cities program.
‘‘Council would like to thank the community for their patience during these works,’’ Ms Howley said.
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