Meeting Place work to be complete in time for festival

WORK to upgrade Denison St will be completed in time for the Chill Out festival.

Council’s operations manager Matt Leibrandt said staff had poured a new concrete slab that would bridge the gap between the existing slab at the Meeting Place and the footpath.

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He said once the work was complete it would re-open to traffic in both directions.

The work will cost council $40,000 and is part of an $80,000 to $90,000 project to upgrade Denison St between Church and Barrington streets.

“The funding for the project has been set aside for some time,” council’s manager of technical services Gil Gendron said.

Council crews working at the Meeting Place.

Council crews working at the Meeting Place.

“The money comes from a fund set up for water and sewer rehabilitation work by MidCoast Water after they took control of council’s assets.”

Under its arrangement with council MidCoast Water pays $200,000 per year for rehabilitation works to roads and other infrastructure damaged by its water and sewer works program.

Mr Gendron said no pedestrian crossing would be installed on Denison St once the works were finished as the area did not meet RTA requirements.

“Once the works complete we’re going to sign post it as a 10km/h shared zone,” Mr Gendron said.

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