The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has planned significant capital works for 2017, including the redevelopment of Brookman Street between Wilson and Lane Streets in Kalgoorlie, which will commence on Monday 16 January.
The redevelopment project, which has received funding through the Roads 2 Recovery program will see both sides of the street upgraded and improved.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the redevelopment would cost approximately $730,000 and will improve the surface of the road, refresh the streetscape and create a safer environment for both vehicles and pedestrians.
“The steep grades of the on-street parking will be removed and the whole area will be rebuilt to create 16 extra parking bays and two new motor cycle bays,” he said.
“One of the most significant project costs is the new culvert drains which will be installed under Brookman Street, which will see improved drainage from the area after heavy rains. There will also be new brick paved footpaths, refreshed garden beds, new street trees and upgraded street lighting throughout the precinct.”
The under road drainage will be an extension of the culverts which are under the Wilson/Brookman Street intersection. Work will be completed in sections to minimise impact to businesses and pedestrians, with the first stage of works to be the removal of trees along Brookman Street opposite Woolworths. These trees will be replaced with a suitable species once works are nearing completion.
Brookman Street, between Wilson and Lane Streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic whilst the work is being carried out, and detours will be in place. For more information on this project, visit the City’s website or contact the Operations Service Area on 9021 9600.