Carcoar Street re-closed as $2.9 million rebuild continues

DIGGING DEEP: Andrew Gee inspecting the progress of the Carcoar Street rebuild. Photo: Contributed.

DIGGING DEEP: Andrew Gee inspecting the progress of the Carcoar Street rebuild. Photo: Contributed.

If ever there was a street that's been screaming out for a makeover, it's been Carcoar Street.

And although Hobby's Yards Road near Heritage Park is just as bone-shakingly bad, Carcoar Street's craquelure surface is now being ripped up, shredded into dust and hopefully jettisoned into space.

After shutting down for two weeks over the Christmas/New Year period the steady thrum of diesel machinery is once more echoing around King George Oval as part two of the makeover commences.

Member for Calare Andrew Gee took the diversion down Osman Street to inspect the progress that is being funded in equal parts of $900,000 by both the federal and state governments, with Blayney council adding the final $1.1 million of the $2.9 million project.

"It's great to see workers back on the tools and working hard to complete this significant road project," he said.

"Stage One, which involves kerb and road base construction as well as the installation of new drainage and stormwater pipes at the southern end of Carcoar Street between the Mid-Western Highway and Charles Street, is well under way."

With the road essentially being completely rebuilt, Mr Gee acknowledges the inconvenience that having the road closed has for those that live nearby.

"Stage One is expected to be finished at the end of March. Stage Two will see the same work carried out on the northern end of the street between Charles and Church Streets," he said.

"The kerb and guttering, and also drainage and stormwater installation, has just commenced on Stage Two and it's wonderful to see progress continuing.

"There will be a little bit of inconvenience for motorists until it's all done, but the end result will definitely be worth the wait.

"We're on track for a September completion of the whole job."

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