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King Street Works to Improve CBD

7 November 2013

Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council plans to start works on significant improvements on King Street in Smithton from the middle on this month.

“These works will provide a significant improvement to both vehicle and pedestrian movements on an important route in Smithton’s town centre,” Mayor Quilliam said.

“Council will be working with affected businesses and services on King Street to deliver prompt and timely information on the redevelopment and to create minimal disruptions to business, traffic and pedestrians.”

Planned improvements of the $720,000 project include:

  • Installation of new piped stormwater including kerb pits and manholes;
  • Installation of new (replacement) water main under footpath on southern side of road;
  • New concrete kerb and channel;
  • New paved footpath and driveways to boundary;
  • Construction of two indented disability compliant parking spaces (subject to Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources (DIER approval));
  • Pedestrian crossing point mid street defined by out-dented kerb lines and pedestrian access ramps (subject to DIER approval);
  • Two pedestrian crossing points at either end of the street defined by pedestrian access ramps and median refuge islands (subject to DIER approval);
  • New road pavement including revised grades/levels;
  • New hotmix surfacing; and
  • New linemarking (centreline and car parking) (subject to DIER approval).

Mayor Quilliam said Council was looking at a number of ways of keeping business owners and the public informed during the works.

“Council will be providing regular updates through our website, in the Council office, on social media and through the media,” Mayor Quilliam said.

“Council’s Works Plus team will also be onsite to assist with parking and other matters.”