The upgrading of Mellor Street between Amy Street and Lady Mary Terrace aims to revitalise important elements of the one of Gympie’s busiest commercial and residential hubs.
Mellor Street is the link between Gympie’s Heritage Rail and civic precincts and is unique, in that it accommodates local businesses as well as residential houses.
These proposed improvements look to add aesthetic and practical value to Mellor St, not only for traders and residents, but visitors to our region.
- The planting of trees, shrubs and garden landscape elements
- Renewal of the existing footpath and kerbing
- Reducing the speed limit to 50 km/h
- Formalisation of on-street car parking
The project is entirely funded with $500,000 from the Queensland Government Works for Queensland program.
Construction is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 26th March 2019 and finish in late June 2019 (weather permitting).
Temporary changes to traffic conditions
For safety reasons, and to ensure vehicle and pedestrian traffic can continue to access Mellor Street businesses during construction, temporary changes to traffic conditions and parking will be as follows:
- Mellor Street temporary lane closure will be in place during construction. Traffic will be able to travel in both directions under stop/go traffic controllers however minor delays are expected. When works are not being performed on-site the road will be reopened to two lanes. On-street parking will still be available.
- Lady Mary Terrace part road closure for traffic entering Lady Mary Terrace from Mellor Street. Traffic will still be able to exit Lady Mary Terrace onto Mellor Street. This closure will only take place whilst construction is in that vicinity. On-street parking will still be available.
- Pathway closures will take place with pedestrian detours around the worksite.
Singage will be in place to help direct motorists and pedestrians.
Temporary car parking
A temporary public parking space at 59 Mellor St will be available for customer parking during construction. Additional signage will be erected to help direct motorists to this facility.
Property accesses disruptions
Council's supervisor will contact individual residents and business operators to discuss timing for the reinstatement of driveways and restrictions to property access.