Makeover for Stanthorpe main street

STANTHORPE is set to get a better main street thanks to planned upgrades to water and road infrastructure.

Over the next three weeks commencing Monday, 28 November 2011, Council will undertake night works to replace 50-year old water hydrants, valves and mains in Maryland Street.

The water works will take place in phases across three Maryland Street intersections, and must be completed before a planned resurfacing of the road early next year.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads along with Council is planning to resurface Maryland Street through the CBD area in March 2012.

"Council must perform this water infrastructure work in Stanthorpe's CBD over the next three weeks to meet the resurfacing schedule," said Director of Engineering Services Peter See.

"These pipes, valves and hydrants are original, having been installed when Storm King Dam was built in 1954, and we anticipate significant work to replace them," Mr See said.

"If we don't do it now, then we're faced with having to rip up a brand new road surface down the track.

"We understand it is a critical period for local business and are planning to conduct all of these works at night time, outside of normal business hours, to minimise disruption during Christmas trading," Mr See said.

"We will also shut down all works in the week before Christmas," Mr See said.

Residents and businesses are advised that some roads and footpaths will be closed temporarily to accommodate this mandatory work. Closures should be minor in nature and will not restrict general access.

"These works and the subsequent resurfacing of Maryland Street by TMR and Council will result in a better main street for Stanthorpe," he said.

All works will be weather permitting.

"Council sincerely regrets any inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their patience while we work towards a better main street for Stanthorpe," Mr See said.

The work will be completed over three phases:

Phase 1: Works at and around the intersection of High and Lock Streets

Phase 2: Works at and around the intersection of Railway and Maryland Streets

Phase 3: Works at and around the intersection of Folkestone and Maryland Streets

For further information please contact Council 4681 5500 or visit www.southerndowns.qld.gov.au.


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