Works on South Arm Highway through Rokeby

Clarence City Council is currently conducting works on the South Arm Highway through Rokeby to install new stormwater pipe and upgrade kerb and guttering in the area.

Clarence City Council is currently conducting works on the South Arm Highway through Rokeby to install new stormwater pipe and upgrade kerb and guttering in the area.

Clarence Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said the works conducted today (Wednesday, 11 February) specifically consisted of installing a stormwater pipe across the highway.

“The works commenced at 7am, with Council closing one lane of the highway and traffic controllers managing a safe flow of traffic,” Mayor Chipman said.

“Unfortunately, the traffic banked-up further than anticipated, but progress on site has been inspected this morning and Council has established that the works will be completed before peak hour traffic this afternoon.

“This means there will be two lanes of traffic open again by the time commuters make their way home from work.

“We acknowledge that the works should not have been undertaken during peak hour and we will be looking at our procedures and work instructions to ensure this type of incident doesn’t occur again.

“Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to commuters this morning.”

This morning’s works, which involved the road crossing, were a one off. However, works will continue for the next four weeks.  One lane of traffic will be affected outside peak hour times periodically for other short term works, with reduced speed limits to be put in place.

 

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