Community encouraged to take advantage of parking behind works zone

Last week marked three months until the final stage of roadworks begins and Wodonga Council is encouraging the community to think about where they will park to support local businesses throughout the works.

There are more than 400 car spaces directly behind both sides of the High St works zone including all day, two-hour and disabled parking spaces.

The car parks are all less than 200 metres from High St.

In the lead-up to the works, a campaign showing where and how to get to the car parks will feature on the council’s communication channels while printed maps will be available from retailers.

The community is encouraged to continue to support traders in the lead-up to Christmas and during the roadworks.

The council is planning events and activities in the area to keep the community informed on the works progress.

This final stage of works on High St from Lawrence St to Banovic Lane includes the levelling out of the road, improved drainage and new street lights and landscaping similar to the northern end of High St.

There are three pedestrian crossings at Sesame Lane, the post office and Woodland Grove.

The final stage of the High St works will begin on January 14, 2019.

This works period is the shorter construction option that was available of the two that were presented in the tender and the preferred option of those who replied to a council survey earlier this year.

The council received National Stronger Regions Funding from the Federal Government for the four-year works in the CBA.

Works already completed include Havelock St, The Promenade, High St north and South St as well as Richardson Park which is due to be completed by the end of the year, subject to weather.