Some great news that the work to upgrade O’Connell St to a shared space is now under-way.
Construction is expected to be completed in August later this year. Due to the road being too narrow for two lanes, it has been closed to all traffic and temporary measures are being put in place so the shops along the street can have deliveries/rubbish collection etc.
Wouldn’t it be great if after the upgrade it could be left closed to traffic permanently.
The work will happen in three stages,
- Stage 1: the roadway north of Vulcan Lane,
- Stage 2: the roadway south of Vulcan Lane
- Stage 3: the footpaths
The other shared spaces have also spurred a lot of economic development, perhaps that’s why the Minister of Economic Development was there earlier today.
And this is what the street is expected to eventually look like