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Parking spaces available during Forsyth Street rehabilitation works - 4 February 2015

The Forsyth Street rehabilitation works are progressing on schedule, with a number of parking spaces now available for residents to access local businesses.

The works are taking place between Docker and Murray streets as part of Council’s ongoing pavement rehabilitation program and the spaces are available at the eastern end of Forsyth Street.

“Council is very appreciative of the patience being shown by the residents and local businesses and are working long hours on consecutive days to complete this project as quickly as possible,” Director Infrastructure Services Heinz Kausche said.

“Staff are approximately halfway through the rehabilitation process and aim to seal the road in mid-February weather permitting.”

The existing pavement material, which underlays the road surface, did not meet design standards and required removal and replacement with a more suitable material to ensure the integrity of the roadway into the future.

The existing subgrade, which underlays the pavement, has also been strengthened to support the new pavement, by mixing lime through the subgrade.

Some sections of kerb-and-gutter and stormwater infrastructure are also being replaced as part of the works.

“The program for this particular Council work crew is mainly focused in the urban area over the next 12 months and we will be working very hard with local residents and businesses to minimise disruption while these necessary road reconstruction projects are carried out,” Mr Kausche said.

The existing pavement material (gravel) from Forsyth Street was not wasted, it has been re-used to resheet East Street in North Wagga.