- Thursday 09 October 2014
Around 4465 cubic metres of gravel, 1787 tonnes of asphalt and 483 trees and shrubs are helping to transform Sippy Downs Drive into a safer and more functional travel route.
Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said stage three works of the $4million Sippy Downs Drive Project were currently in progress and focused on the construction of entry and exit at Siena College and its adjoining church.
“Council started these particular works in front of Siena during the recent September school holidays and of course with school returning this week there are some traffic disruptions in the area, particularly around peak periods,” he said.
“Along with this, construction of a four metre wide pedestrian pathway and on-road cycle lanes both sides of the road is taking place thanks to a $350,000 grant under the State Government’s Cycle Network Program.
“As with any project of this size and scope, disruptions and delays to traffic are inevitable however they are temporary and the end result will be improved traffic flow and safer commuting for motorists and pedestrians through this busy area around Siena College and the University.”
Works for the installation of underground electricity and traffic signal conduits are nearing completion.
Sealing works on the north-bound lane of Sippy Downs Drive are complete and all traffic has been diverted to this lane to enable sealing works on the south-bound lane.
The final sealing of Sippy Downs Drive will be carried out near the end of November.
The project is scheduled for completion by early December (weather permitting).