Fischer Street, Merrijig Drive works begin

June 21, 2024 BY

The works will include a raised pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Fischer and Puebla streets, seen here. Photo: GOOGLE

THE Surf Coast Shire is undertaking road rehabilitation works along Fischer Street and Merrijig Drive, Torquay, to make it safer for all road users.

The works began on Monday this week and are expected to be completed by Friday, June 28.

The works are running in conjunction with the road safety works that started in May of this year.

They include:

  • Road resurfacing along Merrijig Drive and Fischer Street
  • Installing raised pedestrian crossings along Fischer Street, at Puebla Street, Parkside Crescent, Inshore Drive and Nautical Rise, and
  • Roundabout extensions, including extra line marking on Fischer Street, at the intersections of Zeally Bay Road, Beach Road, Darian Road, Inshore Drive and Centreside Drive.

These works will take place during the day with some nightworks planned to minimise the disruption to traffic.

Fulton Hogan, who are completing the works on behalf of the shire, have notified affected residents.

“These road works will create a safer and smoother road surface and provide much-needed safe crossing points across Fischer Street, connecting to Taylor Park and the beach,” shire mayor Liz Pattison said.\

“I have seen the cracking and uneven road along Merrjig Drive and welcome these works to fix the road before it gets worse.

“While road works do create interruptions, these works will bring significant benefits by making it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrian.”

\Traffic management will be in place as required, and motorists are asked to observe signage and traffic controllers.

For the full list of road works throughout Torquay, head to surfcoast.vic.gov.au/roadupgrades

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