It could take a month, but at its completion Louth Park Road should be well-equipped to survive any future major flooding.
From Monday 16 October, crews will be on site to conduct $1 million worth of works including resurfacing approximately two kilometres of road between Trappaud Road and near to Reflection Drive, repairs to Yarrabong Bridge and replacing flood damaged pipes in the area.
The popular thoroughfare behind Stockland Green Hills was damaged during the 2022 floods.
Maitland City mayor Philip Penfold said the road was in need of repairs to ensure it was fit for regular local road users.
“Our crews will be on site from Monday 16 October to begin these important improvements and give the people of Louth Park and surrounds the roads they expect,” he said.
“Residents of Louth Park and the wider community have been calling for these repairs and we’re proud to be delivering for the people of Maitland.”
Council’s manager works Ashley Kavanagh said the road would be closed for four weeks while work takes place.
“We recognise this closure will affect residents in Louth Park particularly those on O’Connells Road, however we will make sure locals are always able to access their property during this time,” he explained.
“There will be detours in place via Mount Vincent Road while work occurs, and we appreciate the community for their patience and understanding during this time.”
Variable Message Signs (VMS) will also be installed in the area from this week to alert commuters and the wider community of the closure.
Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed in four weeks.
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