Newtown Work Nears Completion

10 December 2012

The new Countdown supermarket opened its doors last week and our contractors have completed most of the planned work in the area, with the exception of the final touch-ups, resealing of the road, footpath and the work on the sewer connections.

The new supermarket is now open in Newtown

The new supermarket is now open in Newtown

We'll leave this until early January to allow for the busy pre-Christmas period.

The Council's Manager of City Networks, Stavros Michael, says the project was at times disruptive for businesses in the area.

"It was a long and complex project due to the many services being upgraded in the area all at once, as well as the actual works to improve road safety and traffic flow.

"We appreciate that it wasn't always easy for people to go about their normal business but the improvements will be beneficial for the area."

At the request of some local business owners, we're trialling a left-hand turn from Riddiford Street into Adelaide Road - but only during off-peak times.

We'll be monitoring this left turn to see if it is safe before deciding whether to make it permanent.