The overnight renovation works on Cunningham St.
The overnight renovation works on Cunningham St. Alasdair Young

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OVERNIGHT renovations to Cunningham St are set to interrupt traffic flow through Patrick St and Cunningham St intersections in the name of safety over the next two months.

The CBD safety renovation works in Dalby are progressing on schedule with stage one works under way on the Cunningham St and Patrick St intersection.

The safety improvements will be undertaken in stages including construction of walls, kerbs and gardens, with any alternations to the storm water and underground services to be completed first.

Asphalt works and line marking will start once these works are completed across the five intersections.

The garden beds around the palm trees will be replaced with block walls to provide root barrier protection and to contain the garden beds around the palm trees.

The installation of these root barriers will prevent any potential root damage from the palm trees, meaning a safer road and crossing for traffic and pedestrians into the future.

There will be no road closures tonight, as night works will be undertaken between 6pm and 6am, Sunday to Thursday to limit disruption to surrounding businesses.

The community will receive advance notification of any works being undertaken outside of these hours, which may occur when asphalting works commence in March.

Stage one works at the Cunningham St and Archibald St intersection, near the Coffee Club, has been successfully completed with installation of new walls and kerbs to block access to the existing pedestrian crossing.

The existing crossing will be removed once asphalt works commence in March.

The garden beds have also been lowered to improve visibility, along with installation of new storm water gully pits, gardens and kerb extensions.

Currently under way is the construction of the wall footings around the palm trees at the intersection of Cunningham St and Patrick St.

The removal and decommissioning of some electrical services has already been completed.

The project will cost approximately $560,000 and is set to deliver much-needed safety improvements to the CBD, providing a safer pedestrian environment and significantly improving visibility for motorists.

Council spokesperson for works and engineering services, Cr Andrew Smith, said pedestrian footpaths would not be impacted, nor would day-time business traffic.

“We’re asking motorists to be patient, plan ahead and seek an alternative route when travelling through the CBD at night,” Cr Smith said.

“To see these works under way is a major milestone for council, and a big step forward to providing a safer environment in the CBD for both pedestrians and motorists.”

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