Kiewa Street upgrade on track

THE redevelopment of Kiewa Street is on track for a November completion, Albury mayor Kevin Mack says.

The project reached about the halfway point at the weekend, with asphalting works finished at the northern section and a crossing installed.

Work will now focus on the southern end of the street followed by landscaping and footpaths.

Cr Mack said a lack of rain meant the project was running on schedule.

“It’s all on track,” he said.

“We’re very happy with the way it’s going.

“There hasn’t been much rain to disrupt it.”

Cr Mack said the council would wait until the project had been completed before reopening the road, but said pedestrian access would remain available.

“It’s going to be fantastic,” he said.

“There will be seating and landscaped gardens, angle parking and only one lane for traffic.

“It will make it safer for pedestrians to walk and it will lift the area, bringing it into the 21st century.”

The $1.8 million upgrade started in June.

“They’re hoping to have it done by mid to late November,” Cr Mack said.

“Should we have a burst of rain we’ll have to adjust but the crews have been working through the rain so far.”