Kingborough Council Mayor, Paula Wriedt confirmed both lanes of the Channel Highway in Kingston were opened to traffic on Friday 28 July 2023.
“With the road now open, the remaining work will focus on landscaping the Channel Highway with native vegetation, street art and furniture,” Cr Wriedt said.
“At various times over August, there is likely to be small interruptions to traffic flow whilst large pieces of street furniture and trees are installed, these will be at a minimum and communicated with the surrounding businesses.
“Council aims to create an attractive and vibrant centre creating further investment by providing an engaging urban environment.
“In addition to the street improvements, part of the construction work has included a strategic upgrade of the stormwater system which sits underneath Hutchins Street.
“In 2018, Kingston was subject to flooding with the highest ever rainfall being recorded for May, so these infrastructure upgrades have been important to complete whilst the road was under construction.
“The overall upgrades have also focused on improving the bus facilities in the Kingston CBD.
“This includes a bus interchange located on the corner of Goshawk Way and Channel Highway.
“Until the whole project is complete the temporary bus stops will remain in Goshawk Way to reduce any further confusion with commuters.
“Council would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during the upgrades along Channel Highway in Kingston.”
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