Day and night works on Chapel

Bass Coast Shire Council is commencing asphalt resurfacing roadworks along Chapel Street in Cowes as of next week, with both day and night works occurring.

Night works will occur between Thompson Avenue and Genesta Street throughout Monday and Tuesday nights on 7 to 9 November between 7.00pm until 6.00am.

Day works will occur from Wednesday, 9 to Friday, 11 November between 7.00am and 6.00pm between Genesta Street and Osbourne Avenue.

The Olive Justice carpark behind the bus and taxi interchange will be closed during the night on Monday, 7 and Tuesday 8 November from 7.00pm until 6.00am. Please seek alternative parking arrangements.

There will be changes to traffic conditions during this time, including nightly and daily road closures within the work zones.

Council is asking road users to please follow road signs and obey traffic controller directions, and to seek alternate routes during the works if possible.

Council’s General Manager Infrastructure, Felicity Sist, said Council’s contractor will make every effort to minimise the disruptions to motorists, residents and businesses along this section of road.

“We acknowledge that it can be a challenge to deliver the necessary works without affecting road users and businesses; therefore, part of our works has been planned to occur throughout the night when traffic numbers are at their lowest,” Ms Sist said.

“The proactive renewal of the pavement surface ensures that Council's road network continues to provide the appropriate level of service for road users and minimises the need for reactive maintenance into the future.

“Council officers and contractors will be notifying and working closely with local businesses and residents within this section of road.”

The $163,000 project is part of Council’s adopted 2016/17 Capital Works program and is fully funded by the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

For any queries, please contact Coucil’s Infrastructure Department on 1300 BCOAST or (03) 5671 2211.

You can also visit for updates including traffic management plans of the night and day road closures.