Wodonga Council earmarks $325,000 to upgrade street which suffers from floods when sudden downpours hit

Flash floods in Wodonga's Hume Street in 2010 reflect a difficulty of that area.
Flash floods in Wodonga's Hume Street in 2010 reflect a difficulty of that area.

A FLOOD-prone section of road in Wodonga’s CBD will have a $232,055 upgrade.

The money will be spent on reconstructing Hume Street, between Elgin Boulevard and Stanley Street.

The block, at the rear of the new Woolworths supermarket, has been subject to flash flooding.

Mayor Anna Speedie acknowledged there had been “some drainage issues” as the council awarded a contract for the work to Excell Gray Bruni on Monday night.

Councillor Tim Quilty highlighted a “quite large” $90,000 contingency sum included in the project.

Planning and infrastructure director Leon Schultz said it was required because pavement layers below the asphalt may be in worse condition than expected.

He assured the public that variations were controlled by council not contractors.

The upgrade is due to be completed by December 8.

Excel Gray Bruni, which has a Wodonga depot, won the tender ahead of Albury firm AP Delaney & Co and a Sydney company.