South Dudley Road repairs to begin in January


Works to repair damage caused from heavy traffic along South Dudley Road during construction of the Desalination Plant will begin early next year.

The renewal of South Dudley Road from Station Street to White Road (Bass Highway) is planned to commence on 4 January 2016 and expected to be completed by 31 March 2016, weather permitting.

Bass Coast Shire Council has contracted ADA Constructions Pty Ltd to carry out these works, with the $1.2 million project joint funded by the State Government (via the Department for Environment, Land, Water and Planning) and Council utilising part of its Roads to Recovery grant from the Commonwealth Government.

The road works will extend approximately 1.3km from Station Street to Bass Highway.

“South Dudley Road provides a connection to services from Bass Highway through to the Wonthaggi CBD,” Hovell Ward Councillor, Neil Rankine, said.

“This busy collector road is requiring a reconstruction due to damage from heavy haulage during the Desalination Plant construction period and is being renewed to improve the condition and safety of the road.”

The works involve re-sheeting of road pavement in front of Wonthaggi Secondary College from White Road to the northern end of South Dudley Estate and full depth reconstruction of pavement in the remaining area from the northern end of South Dudley Estate to Station Street, including road widening works to accommodate onstreet parking adjacent to the residential properties between Epsom Street and northern end of South Dudley Estate, stormwater drainage, kerb and channel works and linemarking.

Construction of a pedestrian refuge island with street lighting at the northern end of South Dudley Estate will also be done to provide a safe accessible crossing point and link existing footpaths in this area.

Due to the nature of these works, traffic in South Dudley Road will be restricted at times; however the contractor will plan their works to avoid any traffic issues during peak school hours in the mornings and afternoons to maintain access to and from the school.

Council apologises for the inconvenience this work may cause and appreciates your patience while this work is undertaken. The contractor will make every effort to minimise the disruptions to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during these works.

As always, emergency vehicle access to all properties will be maintained at all times.

For information or assistance during this project, please contact ADA Constructions Pty Ltd on 0400 717 920 or Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.