Construction works to begin on Junction Court upgrade in August
May 29, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council will begin construction work on stage one of the Junction Court upgrade project in August 2012.
Once completed, the Junction Court project will see the implementation of a one way eastbound traffic lane between Kinghorne Street and O’Connell Lane, Nowra.
The design will allow for the easy closure of Junction Court for full pedestrian access during special events while also enabling the existing taxi rank to remain in its current location.
Council recently resolved to undertake the project in two stages, with the first stage of construction seeing the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a flexible pedestrian area.
The second stage, which is dependent on RMS approval, will see the construction of one way vehicle access with required intersection changes being undertaken as soon as possible after the completion of stage one.
With construction to begin on stage one in August, Council will be call for tenders next month before reporting the tender assessment to the July Ordinary Meeting. Stage one of construction is due to be completed by mid October 2012.
While stage two construction is dependent on RMS approvals, Council will have the traffic study, one way road design and traffic signal design completed by August, allowing work to be undertaken as soon as possible thereafter.
It is anticipated that stage two construction will commence by April 2013 with work completed by June 2013.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the revitalisation of Junction Court would dramatically improve the local area and provide surrounding businesses with a timely boost.
“The upgrade of Junction Court will revitalise the surrounding areas and help create a safe, vibrant meeting place in the heart of the CBD,” said Clr Green.
“Council is keen to push this project along as quickly as possible and as such the Review of Environmental Factors has been completed and will be available to the public on 4 June with the detailed construction drawings and cost estimates for stage one to be completed shortly.
“By breaking this project into two stages, Council has ensured that the project is able to be commenced as early as possible, allowing work to begin a lot earlier than had we waited for the required RMS approvals.”