Birchs Road footpath upgrade
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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:42am
Work is about to get under way on a footpath upgrade on Birchs Road, in Lincoln.
The $250,000 project involves installing new footpath, kerb and channel and stormwater improvements on a 700-metre stretch along the western side of Birchs Road, between Grangewood Drive and Carnaveron Drive.
Council Assets Manager Murray Washington describes the work as an urbanisation upgrade. “This area has grown rapidly in recent years, with further subdivision currently under way,” he says. “The upgrade reflects the need to bring amenities up to a standard that’s appropriate for a more urban environment, which has developed through recent growth.
“As well as creating a more attractive streetscape, the new footpath will improve safety for pedestrians, with many children and families using this road daily to travel to and from the township and local schools. The project will also include tactile pavers at road crossings for the visually impaired.”
The existing bus stop on the western side between Grangewood Drive and Craig Thompson Drive will be upgraded to a full bus bay, along with the installation of a bus shelter which is being relocated from the now unused bus stop outside the Lincoln police station. The project does not include piping the open drain that runs alongside the road.
Construction work will start during the coming week, and is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete. Schick Civil Construction are the contractors on the project.
During construction some impact on traffic may occur, including heavy vehicle movements, temporary speed restrictions when required and parking restrictions on Birchs Road.