Good weather helps access roadworks

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
WCP project manager Phil Townsend and Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei are looking forward to the completion of the Ipsen Street access roadworks in July.
Camera IconWCP project manager Phil Townsend and Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei are looking forward to the completion of the Ipsen Street access roadworks in July. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Unseasonably good weather will make for efficient work at the roadworks taking place on Mottram Street.

The construction of a slip lane turning into Ipsen Street began earlier this month.

While the work is taking place, the road has been reduced to a single lane with traffic lights directing road users.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said light rainfall “would be good for something” throughout the project, which was expected to be completed in mid to late July.

Cr Omodei said the Ipsen Street access was closed during the timber industry years when there was frequent rail movements that backed up traffic.

“Ipsen Street went from 2000 car movements a day when it was closed to 4000 now it’s reopened,” he said.

“The slip lane will help ease traffic and provide safer entry off the highway.”

Cr Omodei said the road was a traditional entry into town for many decades.

“It’s a road residents know well and goes into the heart of town,” he said.

Project contractor WCP project manager Phil Townsend said the road would mostly remain one lane throughout the length of the project.

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