Street closed for upgrade

A SECTION of Main Street, Koondrook will soon be closed for up to 12 weeks to enable upgrade works to the road and stormwater system.

The works will form part of Stage 2 of the town's central business district upgrade after Gannawarra Shire Council recently completed Stage 1.

The affected section of Main Street, for the new works, runs between Keene and Station Streets.

"Improving the current state of roads through the Koondrook CBD will enhance the connectivity, reliability, safety and efficiency of the road network for the local community," Gannawarra mayor, Cr Lorraine Learmonth said.

"These works will link into a larger plan to connect the Koondrook Nature Based Tourism Hub to the township."

Residents and visitors to Koondrook are advised that the Tramway Place entrance to the Koondrook boat ramp will be closed due to the works.

Those wanting to access the ramp will need to travel via Keene Street and Gunbower Parade, adjacent to Koondrook Caravan Park.

Arbuthnot Street will remain open during the works, with both Apex Park and the Koondrook Wharf unaffected.

The upgrade works are being made possible through funding from the Regional Roads Victoria Fixing Country Roads program.

It is anticipated the closed section of road will reopen to the public this May.

"Council thanks the community for its patience as these works occur," Cr Learmonth said.

THE refurbished heritage-listed Murray River bridge linking Barham and Koondrook will be closed for six half-hour periods.

New South Wales Roads and Maritime is currently finalising work on the bridge lift span and needs to activate the lift span multiple times this week, meaning the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The lift span - which is raised to allow the passage of river traffic - will be operating at the below times:

• Wednesday, February 6, 9.30am to 10am and 2.30pm to 3pm.

• Thursday, February 7, 9.30am to 10am and 2.30pm to 3pm.

• Friday, February 8, 9.30am to 10am and 2.30pm to 3pm.

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