Fine weather, nil delays has Bourke Street open to motorists ahead of schedule

Published: 29 May 2018 4:20pm

Fine weather, nil delays has Bourke Street open to motorists ahead of schedule - 21 April 2016

Bourke Street has reopened to traffic today, after rehabilitation works to fix a section of road riddled with pot holes finished more than a week ahead of schedule.

Manager of Engineering Alex Fenwick said fine weather conditions and nil unexpected delays contributed to the project being completed in less than three days.

“Like all project works of this nature an allowance is made for unforseen issues or delays. We were extremely fortunate with this project that no delays were encountered and the weather was also on our side,” he said.

Upgrading the section of road between Urana and Blamey streets has been on the priority list for Council for some time. Preliminary works on underground services along the stretch of road had to be undertaken first.

The main road works, which started on Tuesday 19 April, included stabilisation and compaction of the road pavement. The seal was reinstated this morning with the road reopened to motorists about 12.30pm.

“Bourke Street is one of the city’s busiest roads with thousands of car movements on it each day. These works have removed the ‘family of potholes’ that have developed over time, due to this high traffic volume,” Mr Fenwick said.

“Motorists now won’t have to negotiate around the potholes and will have a smoother drive along this section.

“We thank motorists for their cooperation and patience while these works were being carried out.”

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