West Tamworth drainage project disrupts weekend traffic

ROADworks at the corner of Bridge and Hercules streets in West Tamworth will disrupt traffic from tonight.

Council has advised motorists to avoid the area between 6pm today and 6am on Monday because the works will, at times, reduce the flow of traffic to one lane.

Works as part of a $1 million upgrade to stormwater systems in the street will move across Bridge St, near the old Workies club, over the weekend and through the roundabout on the corner.

Traffic controls will be in place for the entire period.

Councilmanager civil construction, Graeme McKenzie has asked motorists to seek alternate routes. 

“Traffic flows on the roundabout at the corner of Bridge and Hercules streets will be affected from 6pm Friday to 6am Monday and local residents are asked to avoid the area,” he said.

“As part of the West Tamworth drainage project we have 1500mm pipes to lay across Bridge Stand unfortunately there is no way we can avoid some disruption to the usual traffic conditions.

“We are doing the work over the weekend with the aim of keeping the impact on the community to a minimum.”

Work started on the upgrade began in October and involves the augmentation of the existing system and replacing a number of smaller stormwater pipes that have been in place for a number of years. 

The project is funded through the stormwater levy paid by ratepayers each year.

Motorists using the causeway on Davidson Ln will also face disruptions over the coming days.

Weather permitting, work will continue along the roadway there today between 7am and 5pm. 

Alternate routes will be in place via Manilla Rd, Bournes Ln and Moore Creek Rd until repairs to the causeway are complete. 

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