The Mafeking Square Precinct Upgrade works are well underway. We thank you for your patience, as we appreciate that these works are highly disruptive.
IRELAND STREET – NORTH BOUND LANE
In the coming fortnight the contractor will continue in the centre median of Ireland Street, with the aim of opening up the newly aligned north bound traffic lane by the end of next week. This work will require the temporary deviation of this traffic lane onto the footpath towards the Uniting Church, as shown in the attached image. During the temporary deviation, traffic will be slowed to 20 km/hr, so please travel slowly and obey all road signage.
This deviation should not be used by high or long vehicles such as buses, caravans and large trucks. Large vehicles will be detoured down Railway Avenue or Cobden and Wills Street. Please also note that the north bound lane will be closed between 7 am and 10 am on Monday morning, so that the temporary deviation measures can be put in place.
Demolition and construction of the area inside the roundabout has commenced and will be ongoing over the next fortnight.
There have been some unforeseen delays in the area on the east side of Ireland Street, between the NAB and the Op Shop (Shop 26), due to complications with existing services. This component of the works is therefore slightly delayed.
Traffic and pedestrian management will continue to be in place to control access to the shops, so for your own safety, please comply with all signage and do not enter the construction areas.
There will be increased noise, heavy vehicle traffic, disruptions and detours in the Bright town centre throughout the duration of the works. We anticipate that the works will be complete by Easter 2017. We encourage you to park in the Burke Street, Wills Street and Senior Citizens Centre off street carparks for the duration. We will provide regular project updates via email, our Facebook page and website.
We understand these works will cause inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time.