Mount Leslie Road to benefit from upgrade works
Posted on December 04, 2019
Upgrades to Mount Leslie Road between the Westbury Road roundabout and Westminster Way are planned to commence mid -December.
Upgrades to Mount Leslie Road between the Westbury Road roundabout and Westminster Way are planned to commence mid -December. The work, which is expected to be completed by early February 2020, will improve road safety and access to St Patrick’s College.
“These upgrades will improve traffic movement and pedestrian access, particularly at peak drop-off and pick-up times,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.
In preparation for the work, temporary line marking was completed during the July school holidays.
“Much of the work is being undertaken during the summer school holidays, to minimise disruption and help with traffic management,” Mayor Johnston said.
Council has worked with St Patrick’s College, Metro Tasmania and Redline Buses during the design phase. Work includes widening the road to incorporate a new bus turning lane, median islands, pedestrian crossing points and refuges, a wider footpath and defined parking bays.
“We understand that there will be some impacts to traffic flow and, on behalf of Council, I would like to thank residents, parents, students and the College for their patience,” Mayor Johnston said.
The traffic management plan includes a partial road closure whilst the work is completed.