More roadwork for Bucketts Way project

MidCoast Council

Another road project is starting on The Bucketts Way, part of the program to upgrade this important transport route.

An upgrade to a two-kilometre stretch of the Bucketts Way between Upper Avon Road at Craven and Wood Street in Stratford will start soon.

The roadworks include improving pipe culverts and open drainage channels. Guardrails will be installed. A bitumen seal and line marking will finish the job.

Traffic lights will be in place during the project to permit alternate one-way traffic flow.

“These works will provide a smoother and safer section of road,” said Council’s Manager Operations North, Dan Park.

Works will start in mid-April and be finished by September.

There are several other improvement projects underway along The Bucketts Way. The 151km route connects The Pacific Highway to Taree via Gloucester.

Another project on The Bucketts Way about one kilometre south of Allworth Road is progressing well. These works should finish in late May.

Road widening and drainage improvements will start in April near Stony Creek between Baldy Knob Road and Forest Glen Road. Work is expected to finish in December.

Works to improve The Bucketts Way intersection at Weismantels Road are also underway. The works include vegetation removal, a dedicated right turn lane, road widening and resurfacing. Works should finish in September.

All completion dates are weather dependent. Recent rainfall has delayed MidCoast roadwork projects across the region.

The Bucketts Way Route Access Strategy – Stage 1 is a joint project. It’s funded by the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fund and MidCoast Council’s Regional Roads Rehabilitation Capital Works Program.

The program aims to improve opportunities for regional development.

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