MidCoast Council starts work this month to upgrade a two-kilometre section of Avalon Road at Krambach.

The project will reconstruct the existing road pavement, which is approaching the end of its serviceable life, to deliver a smoother, safer travel route, from Fire Station Road through to Paterson Lane.

“This is a significant project that will not only improve safety outcomes on this important connector route, but is strategically planned to minimise on-going maintenance costs,” explained MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott.

He said it allows wider driving surface, improved drainage, and greater line of sight distances at the Mill Street and Firefly Road intersections.

Works will be undertaken by Council’s road crews, including culvert replacements, rehabilitating and realigning the existing road pavement, and widening the road. The Mill Street intersection will also be upgraded as part of the project.

Crews start preparatory works and installation of roadworks signage on-site during the first week of March. The road will be reduced to one lane of traffic for the duration of the works, managed under traffic control, and reduced speed limits will apply.

The project follows upgrade works on Avalon Road near Germany Lane in 2018, and reconstruction of the section between Germany Lane and Idalorn Close last year. Planned projects include the section between Idalorn Close and Wrights Lane, as well as Wrights Lane to Wallanbah Road.

The Avalon Road works are scheduled to take place March through to July 2020, when a temporary seal will be applied. Crews will return at a later date to complete the project with a final seal.

For more information and to stay updated on this project once it commences, or to search for roadworks taking place near you, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads