Singleton Council is commencing a $1.5 million project in the first stage of works to address road and drainage issues on Singleton’s Kelso Street.
The scope of works includes the renewal of the road pavement, stormwater drainage upgrade, construction of footpath, kerb and gutter installation, water main replacement and implementation of a 5t load limit which is sscheduled to commence in January 2021.
The design was the result of extensive community consultation on concept options and was endorsed by Council in February 2019. Works have been scheduled to commence in January to minimise disruption to residents by enabling greater planning time and avoiding the Christmas holiday period.
Singleton Council awarded the tender to undertake the works to Moorecivil Pty Ltd at its ordinary meeting on 19 October 2020.
The first stage of the longer-term project will help to improve issues on Kelso Street, but will not solve all of them.
Stages 2 and 3 are planned to occur across three years and will involve installation of a large underground stormwater well with a pumping system. These stages are currently the subject of preliminary design, investigation and costing.
Council is committed to keeping neighbouring residents informed about the Stage one project and will contact affected residents in relation to information sessions in November and December 2020.
Council is also working closely with the Dunn family in relation to the Harry Dunn Memorial.