Council works in final stages

Works are underway on two pedestrian bridges, either side of the Northern Highway at the north end of Kilmore.

WORKS across Mitchell Shire are in their final stages as upgrades aim to link people with places, while providing a safe environment for drivers and pedestrians.

The final steps are being taken to complete the pedestrian bridges over the Kilmore Creek, along the Northern Highway.

The bridges will make for an easier journey for pedestrians, cyclists and people with prams or wheelchairs, as they will be more than 2.5 metres wide.

The bridges and footpath link will be placed either side of the highway bridge from the Clarke Street intersection to the Kilmore Caravan Park.

The $745,000 project is supported by the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Other works in Kilmore include the footpaths on White Street and between Green and Allen streets are expected to be complete this week.

Works on High Street in Seymour involving kerb and channelling upgrades have been completed.

The $110,000 works took place between Crawford and Collas Streets and were funded through council’s Kerb Renewal Program.

“We’re well on the way to completing a number of works which will improve movement across our shire. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, we have been able to continue these essential works,” Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said.

“Part of council’s role is to ensure we are proactively fitting out our towns with key infrastructure as the population continues to grow rapidly. Connecting people to places is a key priority and that’s why we continue to invest in our roads and footpath links.

“We are continuing to advance our capital projects across the shire, despite some of the pandemic challenges and while there is less movement across our shire, it is also important to keep an eye out for our workers, obey traffic management and keep everyone safe on the road and streets.”