Work starts on next stage of Deakin Avenue redevelopment

May 13, 2024 7:00 am in by

Work has started on the latest stage of the biggest upgrade to Mildura’s Deakin Avenue centre median in the city’s history.

The ageing public toilets in the centre median between Seventh and Eighth Streets were decommissioned last month, and preparations have now started on-site, including traffic management signage and safety barriers ahead of demolition of the public toilet block.

Ground works associated with water, power and other services will be the main focus in coming weeks, ahead of establishing footings for light poles, trenching for conduits and concreting in the first phase of activity.

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Mildura Rural City Council says while there will be no full road closures as part of the project, there may be single-lane closures at certain points, but traffic disruption will be kept to a minimum throughout the works.

The majority of the $1.9 million redevelopment has been funded though $1.2 million from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.