Crispe new look

By Jamie Lowe

The complete reconstruction of parts of Crispe St in Deniliquin’s east are expected to be completed by September.

Works started mid-June to improve the road surface and pavement, kerb and gutter, stormwater drainage and water supply mains under the existing road.

The section of road targeted is between Wood and Wick Sts, with partial road closures expected during construction.

The works are being carried out by Deniliquin company Riverina Earthworks Pty Ltd, and funded by merger money received by Edward River Council.

ERC’s manager engineering assets Mark Dalzell said Crispe St was a priority project because of its poor condition, with many surface failures.

‘‘As one of the main local roads in Deniliquin, as well as a gateway to the main part of town, it is important the road is maintained in a good condition,’’ he said.

‘‘Council staff are putting together a summary of road closures and works that shall impact on the community, and it is anticipated we will provide a weekly update. There have also been infrequent disruptions to property access and water, and in these instances the contractor is talking to residents regarding the level and duration of the impact.’’

The project cost is about $900,000 and is one part of a $2.3 million allocation for urban road and infrastructure under the Stronger Communities Program.

Other road projects in the program include reconstruction of sections of Harfleur St, Wood St and Victoria St.