Conway Street in Kilmore will be closed for 20 days for a construction blitz between Kilmore-Lancefield Road and Kilmore Fire Brigade station.
The $1.1 million works will involve the rehabilitation of the road pavement, new underground drainage, construction of indented car parking and new footpaths on both sides of the road to improve pedestrian movement in this busy school precinct.
Current remote learning arrangements as a result of COVID-19 have allowed the works to be brought forward.
Preliminary works started on Sunday with some minor disruptions to traffic expected before the full closure of the street from July 31 to August 20.
The closure allows for an accelerated construction program and will cut construction time by more than a month.
Traffic will be detoured using Kilmore-Lancefield Road, Sydney Street, Northern Highway and Rutledge Street.
Emergency vehicles including those of Kilmore CFA will have full access to Conway Street during the works period.
The upgrade works are jointly funded by the State Government and council through its annual capital program.
Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said Conway Street was an important local road and would become even more important as Kilmore grew.
“These works will improve the standard of the road and go a long way towards improving pedestrian movement in this busy school precinct,” he said.
“Making best use of the current COVID-19 lockdown period to complete these works will help us to minimise disruption to the community.”