More than $3 million worth of road upgrades would be required if Greater Shepparton City Council approves the proposed closure of Andrew Fairley Ave.RIAHN SMITH May 10, 2014 5:07am
And it would seek a contribution towards this cost from the Victorian Government.
The council yesterday released its final traffic report before a decision is made about the closure of the busy central Shepparton road next month.
The report showed about 8000 vehicles each weekday would need to be re-routed if the closure went ahead.
It also flagged high priority upgrades to the roundabout at the intersection of Hawdon St, New Dookie Rd, Balaclava Rd and Verney Rd, as well as a streamlining of the intersection of Fryers and Thompson Sts.
The council’s infrastructure director Steve Bowmaker said the report confirmed existing traffic congestion hot spots around SPC Ardmona’s Shepparton cannery. He said the road closure would exacerbate the poor performance of the roundabout during peak times and would introduce traffic congestion at the Fryers and Thompson Sts intersection.
‘‘It shows council, together with VicRoads should be planning to upgrade the (roundabout) intersection now, regardless of whether a decision is made on Andrew Fairley Ave,’’ Mr Bowmaker said.
‘‘Should the council make a decision to close Andrew Fairley Ave, those conditions would get worse, and hence we really need to prioritise those works.
‘‘Realigning Fryers St so effectively it becomes a straight-through link across the railway line instead of doing a little dog leg as it does now would have a significant impact.’’
Mr Bowmaker said the council was also looking to minimise heavy vehicle traffic around the Shepparton site.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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