COUNCIL will be upgrading several footpath crossing points on Graham Street in Wonthaggi.

The $45,000 project is being funded through council’s footpath renewal program.

Construction began last week and is expected to take three weeks.

The project will see new, compliant footpath crossings located on the intersection of Graham and Billson Streets, near NAB and Chill Bill, as well as at the corner of McKenzie and Graham Streets, near South Gippsland Motors.

At each location, new drainage infrastructure and paved areas will be constructed.

Improving and prioritising pedestrian safety at crossings in the town centre was highlighted in the Wonthaggi Activity Centre Plan, and the Wonthaggi Access and Movement Study.

This project also forms part of council’s Wonthaggi Opportunity Unlocked campaign, designed to support new jobs and attract continued investment in the town and region.

Traffic and pedestrian management will be in place throughout the duration of construction.

The works will include the use of heavy plant and machinery, and all works will be conducted during business hours.

The contractor will make every effort to minimise disruptions during construction.

For more information, visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/projects or contact council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 226 278 or 5671 2211 or email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au.