Car park upgrades get into gear

January 20, 2022 BY

Work: An upgrade to the Eastwood Street car park is expected to take between six to eight weeks. Photo: ALISTAIR FINLAY

WORK is underway to upgrade the car park between Eastwood and Little Bridge Streets in the CBD.

City of Ballarat mayor Cr Daniel Moloney said it was time for a change at the site, with the job valued at $1.5 million.

“The Eastwood Street car park has required a lot of maintenance over recent years, particularly patching up potholes, and it is long overdue for a makeover,” he said.

The project by Ballarat Excavation and Transport includes asphalt resurfacing and line marking at the car park.

New tree plantings, traffic islands and a raised pedestrian crossings have also been set for the site, aimed at revitalising the shopping area and improving its access for people on foot.

The car park will remain accessible for the duration of the project, expected to be between six and eight weeks long subject to weather conditions.

Traffic management arrangements have also been put in place at the site, while the main asphalt works have been scheduled at night in an effort to minimise disruptions to users.

A statement from the City of Ballarat reminded residents to take note of the changes to traffic flow in the area.

“We will work hard to ensure there is as little disruption as possible to both shoppers and traders during this period but I’m sure everyone will be looking forward to a really positive outcome once the works are complete,” Cr Moloney said.

The upgrade is jointly funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program, the municipality and Coles Supermarkets.