Work is well underway into stage one of the Kinghorne Street upgrade. The finished product will be similar to the improvements made to Berry Street last year.
Weather, and underground-complications permitting it is hoped each stage will take about six weeks to complete. Stage one runs from Schofield Lane down to the Holt Centre arcade.
The new streetscape will include garden beds, street trees, street furniture, kerb and guttering and underground drainage modifications.
The work crew has worked nights and will work this weekend to stay keep disruptions to traffic and businesses to a minimum.
Director for Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said that the project involves replacing the existing footpath with honed concrete similar to Berry Street.
“An important consideration by Council has been to maintain access to the shops and cafes in Kinghorne Street,” said Mr Stewart.
“People will certainly continue to have access to these popular shops in Kinghorne Street.”
“Due to the scope of work, there will be a need to occupy the road and footpath for construction purposes, which will impact upon parking, and for that reason there will be car parking restrictions on either side of Kinghorne Street.”
“Both the parking and pedestrian access to the footpath will incrementally move with the works.”
Council apologises for any inconvenience and thanks residents and business owners in advance for their understanding and co-operation during the Nowra CBD Revitalisation upgrade.