Singleton Council is inviting tenders for construction of the upgrade of Ryan Avenue.The $2.9 million project is being funded by the NSW Government under the Resources for Regions program which is making at least $217 million in funding available to deliver vital infrastructure for communities experiencing direct and indirect pressures as a result of mining activity.
The project includes rehabilitating and replacing the road pavement, providing a new asphalt wearing course, line marking and signage, new road and pedestrian street lights, links to cycleways, installing wayfinding signage and new footpaths, kerb and guttering.
As required by local government legislation, Council must seek open tenders for any project with a value of more than $150,000. Tender documentation is available from Council’s website www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/tenders and tenders close on 26 May 2015.
Council engaged GHD to design the pavement upgrade while Spackman Mossop Michaels prepared the landscaping design to complement the work currently under way as part of the Singleton Town Centre Revitalisation project in John St.
Following the close of tenders, Council staff will evaluate all submissions received and a report recommending a preferred tenderer will be considered by Council.
Council anticipates awarding the construction contract in May or June, however, construction will not start until John St has been re-opened to through traffic.
Singleton Council Assistant General Manager Gary Thomson says as the town centre’s heavy vehicle detour, appropriate traffic management of Ryan Ave during construction will be paramount.
“Council recognises the importance of maintaining access through RyanAvenue during construction to allow heavy vehicles to bypass the towncentre,” he says.
“It would not be appropriate or feasible to divert heavy vehicles along thenewly revitalised John St.
“Council has specified in the tender documentation for some access to bemaintained throughout construction. This may mean weekend and/or nightworks will be necessary but this will be determined with the contractor afteraward.”
The project is scheduled for completion in December 2015.
For more information or to view the project designs visit Council’s websitewww.singleton.nsw.gov.au/majorprojects