Thomas Street set for major makeover

Council will be totally rebuilding the road, kerbs, gutters, vehicle crossovers, stormwater connections and drainage systems along the western end of Thomas Street, Hampton to improve the standard and functionality of these important community assets.

The project will be done in four stages and vehicle access to the Holy Trinity Church, kindergarten, vet and Suwan Thai restaurant in Thomas Street will be temporarily affected from 31 January – April 2022. Pedestrian access will always be available throughout the project duration. The Thomas Street entrance to the public car park will be closed but access will remain available via the Service Street entrance.

Each year Council prioritises one road in Bayside for complete reconstruction as part of its Road Management Plan 2021 based on condition, demand and utilisation. Reconstruction involves complete removal of the asphalt surface, reconstruction of the underlying pavement and upgrade of the local drainage system. The road will then be good as new, reducing the need and cost of regular maintenance.

The four stages of the project are:

Stage and road segment

Expected start

Expected completion

Stage 1: Hampton Street – Wave Street

31 January 2022

April 2022

Stage 2: Wave Street – Alexander Street

7 March 2022

Stage 3: Alexander Street – Kerferd Street

11 April 2022

June 2022

Stage 4: Kerferd Street – 119 Thomas Street

16 May 2022

In the fourth stage of the project, the route of the 828 bus will be temporarily diverted through Myrtle Road. Council is working closely with all affected businesses, organisations and residents.

Reconstruction of the eastern end of Thomas Street will be considered as part of the 2022/23 budget process.

Council is working closely with all affected businesses and residents.

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