ALBURY’S Kiewa Street car park will reopen on Friday following the completion of remediation works at the former gasworks site.
More than 350 free all-day spaces will be available after contractor AECOM successfully removed contaminated soil, which had resulted from the site’s former use.
Albury Council’s traffic and transport team leader Steve Swann praised the community for its patience during the works.
“We know it’s been an inconvenience but these were necessary works to allow for the future development of the site,” he said.
“Nearby businesses and their employees have adjusted their parking activities accordingly using much of the spare capacity elsewhere in the CBD.
“It’s good news for them that things will be able to return to normal by Friday.”
Mr Swann said council’s most recent survey indicated that peak usage of free parking in Albury reached only 68 per cent.
“Even with the Kiewa Street closure, 4827 free spaces were still available across the CBD,” he said.
“It’s a good sign for future growth that we’ll be able to accommodate more people.”
The successful work at the site paves the way for the construction of a new multi-deck car park to be built later this year.