Works to shared trail progressing well

8 April 2014

WORKS to the Harrietville end of the Harrietville – Bright Shared Trail are progressing ahead of schedule.

Alpine Shire Council Manager Project Delivery John Carter said if progress continues at its current speed, Council aims to see the town section of the trail completed and sealed in time for Easter.

“There are a number of factors impacting on the speed of construction, wet weather being a key one,” he said.

“Weather permitting, we aim to have the Harrietville township section of the path ready for use in time for the Easter long weekend.

“This is an exciting major project for Harrietville and the region as a whole, made possible by a $1million State Government grant.”

Council is still waiting for the construction of the pipeline between Bright and the off-stream water storage facility in Freeburgh to be completed before work to the Bright end of the trail begins.

“Because North East Water is installing their pipeline between Freeburgh and Bright, we’re making the most of that and running the trail along the same route up to the Tawonga Gap Road turnoff,” Mr Carter said.

“This will reduce some of the workload and mean we can have both sections of the trail completed in time for the summer holidays.”

More information, including an approximate schedule of works for the Harrietville end, is available here.

For enquires contact Manager Project Delivery John Carter on (03) 5755 0563 or Senior Project Engineer Drew Carey (03) 5755 0559.

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