Two crossing points for Foster St

TWO pedestrian crossing points will be built near Lake Guhtridge on Foster St, Sale, before asphalting re-sheeting works begin.

Wellington Shire Council has awarded a tender to Trafalgar-based business Fowlers Asphalting for re-sheeting in Sale on Foster St between York and Lansdowne Sts, Dawson St between Cemetery and Saleyards Rds, and Saleyards Rd between the Raglan St railway crossing and Dawson St.

Council’s asphalt re-sheeting urban streets program is targeted at streets with high traffic level where a spray sealing treatment is not cost effective.

The works include major patching, asphalt resurfacing, line marking and reinstatement of operational areas.

Before the asphalt re-sheeting works in Foster St take place, two pedestrian crossing points and refuges will be built as part of the footpath program. 

Some sections of unserviceable kerb and channel on the northern side of the roadway will be renewed.

Councillor Emilie Davine said the crossings would help many residents.

“Pedestrian access has been a big issue for many in the community —  people with mobility issues, people pushing prams to access parks, our pools, playgrounds on the other side of Foster St,” she said.

Sale resident Bill Redmond welcomed news pedestrians were taken into consideration in re-sheeting the roads.

Boisdale resident John Lees said the roads must be repaired before they were re-sheeted.

“At least before it’s re-sheeted you can see the holes in the road,” he said.

“They seem to re-sheet over holes … it’s just dangerous, because you can’t see them anymore.

“If you’re going to re-sheet, please make sure that the road itself is repaired to a state there’s not going to be any holes.”