The installation of pedestrian refuges as part of the Sydney Street Rejuvenation Project has been delayed until February 2023 due to wet weather.

Three pedestrian refuges were scheduled to be installed as part of night works being undertaken.

An area of asphalt was cut out of the middle of the street in front of the Review offices early last week, but then covered over in the following days.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Fiona Stevens said the window available to do the night works had now been reduced due to wet weather.

“This delay has resulted in a timing clash between the concrete laying for the pedestrian medians and needs of a road user who transports significant infrastructure items and needs the full width of the road,” she said.

“As there is insufficient time to install the pedestrian medians before the full width of the road is needed by this transport user, the next available window for additional night works to install the pedestrian medians will be in February 2023.

Night works to install new light poles will proceed as planned over the next few weeks.

Traffic management will be in place between Bourke and Union Street from 7pm to 5am each weeknight.

“We totally understand the frustration being felt by businesses and residents, and we feel it too. It’s disappointing the weather is having such a massive impact,” Cr Stevens said.

“We’re very thankful for the patience being shown by those impacted by these works. The end is in sight and once all done it will be something to admire and enjoy, particularly as the warmer weather approaches.”

Anyone with questions can contact the project team on 0490 455 794 or email sydneyst@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.

The project team will also be available for drop-in at Kilmore Library every Tuesday 9am to 5pm and Thursday 12pm to 5 pm, during the construction phase.