THE Napier Street upgrade is entering its final stretch, Regional Roads Victoria says.
RRV’s Seamus Haugh said the project was working to budget, with major works complete north of Plumridge Street and crews focusing on multiple locations between Plumridge Street and Baden Street to build two new traffic lanes, bike lanes, bus facilities, drainage and new lighting.
“Vital works to build a safer, stronger and more reliable connection into Bendigo for our growing region are going well and are on track for completion mid-year as originally planned,” he said.
Mr Haugh’s comments come after White Hills business The Loaded Plate Cafe announced it would be re-opening in February.
The cafe closed in October because owner Sharon Chibnall said the road works were having a noticeably negative impact on business.
“Remember to support local small businesses in the area, there are bus stops nearby as well as car parking in side streets and behind the shops,” Mr Haugh said.
RRV thanked the community for its patience during the upgrade and the two nearby projects being delivered by City of Greater Bendigo, including a new roundabout at Strickland Road and Murphy Street and the completed safety improvements on Powell Street, White Hills.
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