Kiewa Street reopened

08 October 2014

Kiewa Street has been officially reopened to through traffic, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The new pedestrian traffic signals are also operational, replacing Albury's most notorious intersection with a safe crossing point for residents.

Parking along Kiewa Street will be unavailable while landscaping, linemarking and paving is completed over coming weeks.

AlburyCity's Group Leader of Engineering Services Andrew Lawson welcomed the news.

"This is a great outcome and delivered well ahead of schedule," he said. "The road will be fully functional well before the busy Christmas period which is great news and will be welcomed by residents, motorists and traders."

"We've been working really closely with traders and the Chambers of Commerce while delivering this project. They've been very supportive right throughout the works."

"Obviously there's been some inconvenience while the redevelopment has been underway but there's no doubt that the outcome is worth it. This is a significant investment in the heart of our CBD that delivers a more pedestrian and cyclist friendly network while giving motorists greater certainty."

"I'd also really like to congratulate the Engineering Team. We had initially planned to reopen in late November. To be reopening this weekend is an incredible effort and a testament to their hard work."

AlburyCity has received $45,000 in funding from Roads and Maritime Services to install the pedestrian-operated traffic signals. Council has matched the funds with a further $45,000 to complete the project.