Work on Clyde Heritage Precinct upgrade final stages starts in April
Work will begin this April on the much-anticipated final stages of the Clyde Heritage Precinct Upgrade.
Following the upgrade of Lodge Lane last year, Holloway and Sunderland streets are now in for a similar makeover.
Project Manager Dan Kirkman said the upgrades “will create more shared downtown public spaces to build a central community hub at the ‘heart’ of Clyde, further enhancing Clyde’s safe and friendly village atmosphere”.
The upgrade to Sunderland Street will create a wide and versatile pathway on both street sides. This will create a more pedestrian friendly space and enhance street side activities such as outdoor dining and other entertainment.
The upgrade to Holloway Street will include a raised crossing for pedestrians and cyclists by Lodge Lane and a continuous footpath between Lodge Lane and Naylor Street on both sides.
Holloway and Sunderland streets will also have road surfaces upgraded in a style in keeping with the look and feel of Lodge Lane, and new lights, outdoor furniture and trees will be added to both streets.
As part of the Sunderland Street upgrade, car parking will be removed between Naylor Street and Lodge Lane.
To compensate for this, additional carparking will be provided by reconfiguring the carparking areas on the section of Sunderland Street south of Naylor Street.
Initially Holloway Street will be closed to traffic until completed, with a detour via Sunderland Street. Then while work is carried out on Sunderland Street, Holloway Street will be the detour route.
The work has been scheduled in two phases – April to October 2023 and April to July 2024 – to minimise disruption during the peak visitor season.
“With the recent wastewater upgrade and now this downtown upgrade, we know there has been a lot of construction going on in Clyde in recent times,” said Mr Kirkman. “We appreciate the community’s patience as we complete these projects and hope that the end product will make it all worthwhile!”