Dongara’s main street to close for facelift

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An artist's impression of the redeveloped Moreton Terrace.
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Details have emerged of the plan to revamp Dongara’s main street, with road closures and construction to start on Dongara’s Moreton Terrace in April.

Ahead of the planned construction, the Shire of Irwin announced plans to prune “significant deadwood” from the heritage-listed Moreton Bay fig trees which line the strip.

At the council’s meeting last Tuesday, infrastructure and development manager Peter Traylen said the remedial works would begin on March 8 and run for four days with intermittent road closures.

“We’ll be following a detailed arborist’s report saying it will promote the tree growth, health and improve safety,” he said.

The road renewal works are expected to begin on April 19 and run for 10-12 weeks.

Chief executive Shane Ivers said the Shire was preparing to release tender packages for the renewal works.

“This is the busiest road in the Shire and its surface condition has deteriorated considerably in some sections,” he said.

The Shire has allocated $450,000 from the 2020-21 budget for the works, of which $300,000 is coming from State Government grants.

The town’s central road will be resurfaced, with footpaths and curbing also set for a refresh.

The Shire says Western Power will install new light poles down the centre of the road and the works will improve car and pedestrian access to the street.

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