Pedestrian bridges to be installed

Mitchell Shire Council has begun work to build pedestrian bridges over the Kilmore Creek, at the northern end of town.

Two new pedestrian bridges will be installed tomorrow (October 22) on either side of the Northern Highway over Kilmore Creek.

The installation will take place between 10am and 2pm at the northern end of Kilmore, near the Coles supermarket and BP service station.

Motorists should prepare for delays of up to 20 minutes with traffic limited to one lane with full traffic management in place. Motorists are urged to seek an alternative route where possible.

The northbound lane of the Northern Highway will be closed at the bridge site, while the Clarke Street intersection traffic signals will be temporarily disabled and flashing amber. Intersection traffic will be controlled via on ground traffic controllers.

Despite minor delays, vehicles will still be able to move through the area.

Mitchell Shire Council reminded motorists to adhere to the instructions of traffic management workers to ensure everyone’s safety.

The two bridges will help improve pedestrian safety from the Clarke Street intersection to the Kilmore Caravan Park and future development in the precinct.

The bridges will be 2.5-metres wide to  allow for bicycles, prams and wheelchairs to cross.

The Kilmore Pedestrian Footbridge project received $745,000 through the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

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