Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is advising residents that changes to traffic conditions, at the Quirindi War Memorial Clock roundabout, will be in place from Thursday 22 June until Friday 14 July to allow for Stage 2 of the monuments restoration works to proceed.
The War Memorial clock tower is the focal point for ANZAC Day and other Remembrance services in Quirindi.
“The major impact will be that traffic approaching the roundabout, from any direction, will not be allowed to make a right turn.
“The restriction will be in place 24/7 for the duration of the works.
“Traffic advisory signs will be installed along Station Street, George Street and Pryor Street and motorists are requested to co-operate by carefully observing the changed conditions.
“Alternative access for through traffic is available via Hill Street,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“Stage 1 of the project, the replacement of the clock mechanism and clock face, was completed earlier this year.
“The work starting on Thursday, Stage 2, will include construction of a disabled access ramp, stairs, exterior cleaning and other minor repairs.
“These works will be facilitated using temporary fences, scaffolding and access to the site for necessary plant,” he said.
Repairs will be made to areas of the monument that have suffered wear and tear over the years. All works will be undertaken with guidance from Council's Heritage Advisor.
“An upgrade to lighting plus landscaping will also be undertaken and it is planned for completion by the end of July,” Councillor Hope continued.
For the duration of the work no right turn movements will be allowed around the War Memorial Tower roundabout.
“Council is able to carry out these important works thanks to the NSW Government’s War Memorials Grants Program. LPSC apologises for any inconvenience that results, however it will be more than worthwhile to see our iconic War Memorial looking its very best into the future,” Councillor Hope concluded.