Busy roundabout getting a fresh look

MINOR interruptions to traffic flow at one of Bathurst’s busiest intersections will continue for the next few weeks as council workers complete an upgrade of a roundabout.

Work at the intersection of George and Russell streets started this week as workers first stripped the flowerbeds from the roundabout.

Bathurst Regional Council recreation manager Peter Navin said it was part of regular maintenance for the city’s roundabouts. 

“We have a program where we go through and bring roundabouts up to standard with irrigation, drainage, repairs and planting,” he said.

Council is striving to keep inconveniences to traffic and pedestrians at a minimum while work is finished on the roundabout.

The same treatment was given to the Keppel and William streets roundabout a couple of months ago if people would like to get a sneak-peek of how the finished result will look.

“We are putting some annuals in the ones close to Machattie Park as the gardeners in the area can maintain them. This hasn’t been done for many years,” Mr Navin said.

“We are almost caught up with roundabouts. It’s good to get this done before our mowing regime really kicks in.”

The city gardens are all looking good ahead of the Bathurst 1000 next month, which Mr Navin said is the result of ongoing maintenance. 

“The Mount is well maintained by council all year as 80 per cent of people that come in to town go there,” he said.

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