Leeton Shire Council makes progress with Palm Avenue project

RESIDENTS may have noticed an area of Palm Avenue looking a little different than usual. 

Last week Leeton Shire Council started work on stage two of the Palm Avenue (Cassia Road to Muntenpen Street) kerb and gutter work.

This was one week ahead of schedule thanks to stage one from Dooley Lane to Cassia Road being completed quicker than anticipated. 

“Stage two of the works has started with significant drainage works, upgrading of older style piping that’s prone to leakage and failures with newer style concrete pipes,” council’s manager of roads and drainage Chris Lashbrook said.

“Several box culverts no longer used and currently buried under the road are to be fully removed.

“While in the area we have taken the opportunity to lay new piping for town water supply road crossings, to alleviate any future dig-ups required in the roadway for water line renewal.

“Following on from (this), we will be excavating and installing kerb and gutter continuation on the western side of Palm Avenue.

“This will be followed by a full depth road rehabilitation as there will be significant road level changes required once the kerb and gutter has finished being installed.”

Without any issues or inclement weather council anticipates the kerb and guttering to be fully completed within the next three weeks, with the roadworks to follow directly on from this.

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