MOTORISTS have had their patience tested with partial road closures during a major revamp of one of Warrnambool’s busy roundabouts in Jamieson Street.
Traffic flow has been restricted since September 16 while Warrnambool City Council and Wannon Water crews undertake drainage and road reconstruction.
“It’s a major intersection with thousands of vehicle movements a day,” city council infrastructure services manager Glenn Reddick said.
“We are proceeding with the work as quickly as we can and will be doing the bulk during school holidays when traffic is quieter.”
The once-dreary intersection will have a fresh road surface, landscaping, updated pedestrian crossings and better drainage.
A rainwater garden to filter rubbish will be a feature of the $300,000 revamp scheduled to be completed by the end of October.
“This roundabout is a major entry point into the city and has not been upgraded for many years,” Mr Reddick said.
“The road surfaces have deteriorated because of inadequate drainage.
“We are using the project to improve water quality with a rain garden which will filter litter and other pollutants.
“Outdated rock traffic islands will be turned into plant beds and pedestrian crossings will have tactile indicators and be better designed for prams.”