Allow extra travel time as Hilton Terrace asphalt work begins


Motorists travelling along Hilton Terrace should prepare for slightly longer delays, from Wednesday, as the final stage of work on the $3M road upgrade begins. 

Picture of Hilton Terrace roadworks (July 2020)

Work on the $3 million Hilton Terrace upgrade is progressing well.

“We’ll be carrying out asphalt works through the new roundabout on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but it will be during the night to reduce the impact on the community,” Council’s Project Officer, Cody Johnston, said.

“Asphalt works will continue on Monday and Tuesday of next week during the day along Hilton Terrace so there may be some longer delays while the contractors complete the job.”

Mr Johnston urged motorists to allow extra travel time.

“We’ve really appreciated the community’s patience while this major road upgrade project has been under way, and now we’re on the home stretch the traffic disruption won’t be for much longer.

“Laying the new road surface is the final stage of major work, and it will complete the construction of the new roundabout at the Hilton Terrace/Ernest Street intersection.”

Contractors will need to close one lane while the asphalt work is underway, with traffic controllers to manage traffic flow in each direction.

Council reminds motorists to observe the signs and adhere to the reduced speed limits through the roadwork zone.

Once it’s complete, the new roundabout will improve safety while helping to keep traffic flowing through the intersection, even during peak times.

The Hilton Terrace/Ernest Street intersection is one of the busiest in the shire.

For more information on the $3 million Hilton Terrace upgrade, visit the work-in-progress section of Council's website.