$1.8M road work project commences in Maiden Gully

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The City of Greater Bendigo has commenced a $1.8M project in Maiden Gully to reconstruct Maiden Gully Road between the Calder Highway and Patas Road, construct a new roundabout at the intersection of Patas Road and Maiden Gully Road and extend the shared off road pathway to Marist College from Maiden Gully Road.

City of Greater Bendigo Engineering Manager Brett Martini said the project is an important one for the fast growing Maiden Gully community due to the poor condition of Maiden Gully Road and the growing traffic volumes at the Patas and Maiden Gully road intersection.

“This is important infrastructure for Maiden Gully and the City has been working closely with Marist College and local bus companies around access to the school during the works period,” Mr Martini said. 

“We have also timed the works to make the most of the school holiday period which will see a reduction in bus and general traffic particularly traffic travelling to and from Marist College.

“The most practical traffic diversion will be via Schumakers Lane and Krausgrill Road and as part of the project a dust suppressant seal will be applied on Krausgill Road.

“This treatment will eliminate problems associated with dust and provide a better diversion for traffic throughout the project.

“We ask motorists to drive carefully in the area during the works period.”

The $1.8M project is being undertaken has received $1.1M from the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery funding initiative and a $700,000 contribution from City of Greater Bendigo.

The works are expected to be completed in May 2019.

 

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