Council will be undertaking full width road reconstruction on a 810m section of Remembrance Driveway from near 223 Argyle Street to the Prince Street intersection.
When: The work is programmed to commence from 6pm on Tuesday 4 August 2020 (weather permitting).
Duration: We are allowing 15 shifts for this work (Tue-Fri 6pm-5am) so it should take approximately 3 weeks to complete.
Methodology: The existing road pavement will be completely removed and replaced with asphaltic concrete. In total approx. 7,200 tonnes of asphalt will be placed. While the work is underway, stop slow traffic control will be in place. Residents will still be able to access properties within the worksite – this includes deliveries, visitors etc.
Notification: As the work will involve some disruption, it is important that you are aware of the roadwork and make appropriate plans (e.g. leave a few minutes earlier). Council will distribute flyers to nearby residents and will install large electronic message boards a week before works are due to commence. In addition, our contractor will send out a second notification to residents.
Frequently Asked Questions
If motorists have any questions or special needs they can speak to the friendly traffic controllers on site and efforts will be made to work with them to address any issues that arise. The work will generate some noise for nearby residents, but we will attempt to do the noisiest parts of the work earlier in the evening. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The decision to undertake this project at night was made due to the proximity to the school, the duration of the job (3 weeks) and the heavy traffic on the road (as this is a main access road into and out of Picton).
Limiting disruption is something Council considers when choosing how and when roadwork will be done. People travelling through the worksite will experience delays, so should allow extra time for their journey. However, as the work will be done at night it will not cause delays during the peak traffic times.
Since 2015, Council has committed additional funding towards addressing our road maintenance backlog. Our five year construction program considers factors including the condition of the road, traffic safety issues, the most suitable time to intervene, the best methods to use, future development and traffic levels on the road. This section of Argyle Street was nominated for work in the 2019/20 financial year as part of Council’s five year roadworks program
As mentioned, each project is looked at individually. Safety, anticipated disruption, cost and economic impact are all considered.