Work is underway on the reconstruction of Gingers Lane, Abermain, with Stage One now complete.

The project involves four stages of new road pavement and drainage works.

Cessnock Council’s star roadworks team ~ appropriately spaced, of course.

Stage one saw the road rebuilt from Frame Drive to Grey Gum Drive. The road has been realigned and designed to make it a smoother and safer drive.

Cessnock City Council’s Director of Work and Infrastructure, Justin Fitzpatrick–Barr, said he understood the project had affected many local residents, particularly those living in the immediate vicinity of Gingers Lane.

Council’s, Works Engineer Samitha Basnayake said the team working on the project is ahead of schedule despite some challenges.

Minor works started in November and from January we hit the ground with major works kicking off. We have faced wet, hot, windy, dusty and smoky days.

As a result we adjusted schedules and the teams were flexible. In more recent times the COVID-19 Pandemic has generated a new set of challenges but again we have been able to rise to the challenge.

The project team used glass sand as part of the drainage works – sand made from single use glass bottles to consume recyclable materials.

Stage Two involves work between Grey Gum Drive and Woodlands Drive.

Council will continue to maintain access for residents to their properties and thanks the community for their cooperation. For more information on the project visit Council’s website.

This project is jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program, Transport for NSW and Cessnock City Council.