Mayor Rattenbury is letting it be known they’re digging up Wentworth Avenue.
Work will commence next week on a $1 million upgrade of Wentworth Avenue in Kingston, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, announced today.
“The pavement upgrade to the city bound carriageway of Wentworth Avenue, from Burke Crescent to Dawes Street, will make the road safer for motorists, cyclists and other road users, and will improve the amenity of the area,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“Approximately 650 metres of the city bound carriageway will receive a new surface and new kerbs and guttering. A bitumen coated polyester grid will be used in the resurfacing to help prevent cracks and gaps appearing on the surface of the road, which is often the case with older roads built with a concrete base.
“Once work is complete, the 10,000 or so vehicles that use this carriageway each day and the cyclists that use the on-road cycle path will have a smoother journey.”
Work on each of the two city bound lanes of Wentworth Avenue will be completed separately. Traffic will be limited to one lane while work is in progress.
The right hand lane will be completed first and will be closed from Monday 8 April 2013 to Friday 10 May 2013.
During the works, Burke Crescent, Cunningham Street and Dawes Street will be closed to through traffic at the intersection with Wentworth Avenue. Vehicles will still be able to make a left hand turn onto Wentworth Avenue at these intersections during the stage one works on the right hand lane.