New year, new road

Kenilworth Avenue''s Stage 2 construction is set to commence in January 2020 with the road being reopened when works are complete.

By Jessica Anstice

Works are set to begin for Kenilworth Avenue following council’s $1 million-plus investment in Stage 2 of the project.

The project will see road pavement, drainage, public lighting and a shared path installed along the length of the Beaconsfield avenue.

Stage 1 works recommenced in September, with the developer and contractor finalising business terms.

Complementing the Stage 1 works, road and drainage works in Stage 2 have been designed to continue the first section of sealed road, which is being constructed by developers.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Jeff Springfield said the council awarded the Stage 2 contract at its meeting on Monday 18 November, and fully appreciates the community’s frustration with the delay in Stage 1 works.

“The sealing and associated drainage works of Kenilworth Avenue are part of the Officer Precinct Structure Plan, and will provide an alternative link from Officer to Beaconsfield,” Cr Springfield said.

“Council is pleased to progress plans for Stage 2 to finalise this much-needed local road project.”

The Stage 2 project being carried out by the council extends from the freeway overpass to Coach House Lane along Kenilworth Avenue, and will include public lighting and a shared path for the full length of the project.

Stage 2 construction is set to commence in January 2020 with the road being reopened when works are complete.

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