Great Preston Road upgrade starts soon

Posted on: January 12, 2023 at 6:42 pm

Island Roads is reminding residents that work to improve busy Great Preston Road in Ryde is due to get underway shortly.

The six-week project which will upgrade three sections of Great Preston Road between Carlton Road and Alexandra Road – a total area of around 1,200 square metres – will begin on January 16.

To reduce the need for future work, the project will involve strengthening the road itself as well as resurfacing. This means deeper excavation and, as a result, Great Preston Road will be closed as a through road for the duration of the project

The work is being timed to avoid the spring and summer months when the road is busier and also after a period of recent activity in the area by utility companies as well as Island Roads’s own improvement work.

Given the need to minimise disruption in the main holiday season, Island Roads is also in the coming months undertaking a programme of other local road improvements all of which have been – or will be – advertised in the communities affected.

An Island Roads spokesperson said: “It is clearly sensible, where possible, to reduce planned roadworks in the high summer season when the roads are at their busiest but this of course means we have to schedule work at other times of the year.

“While we make every effort to minimise disruption work of this nature will inevitably have some impact and we’d like to thank residents in advance for their understanding.”