Monkland Street ready for hot mix
WORKS along Monkland Street are progressing with Gympie Regional Council raising kerb and channelling in preparation to pour hot mix – hopefully next weekend, said Cr Larry Friske.
Once the hot mix goes on council will start work to upgrade the street’s taxi rank.
Originally, works were to start in early March but Cr Friske said the deadline was pushed back until after Easter. Council now hopes works will be completed in the next four weeks.
The improvements will include the new overlay from Reef to Nash Street and increased security measures for the taxi rank.
Lighting will be upgraded, railings will be installed as a crowd control measure and the footpath will be improved to reduce the likelihood of tripping.
The project is expected to cost $315,000 and will help traffic flows in Monkland Street during peak times. The taxi rank will be disabled from 7am through to 7pm and there will be a designated left-hand turning lane into Mary Street.
People will still be able to catch a taxi between 7am and 7pm at the Sovereign Cinema rank and from 7pm to 7am they can catch one at the Monkland Street rank.