Traffic managed through city centre

From Monday, February 6, the north-bound lane of Liebig Street between Koroit and Lava streets will be closed as the construction on the $15 million City Centre Renewal gets into full swing.

Pedestrians will continue to have access to both sides of the street and the south-bound lane will remain open to traffic.

Angle parking adjacent to the south-bound lane will also remain available to motorists.

“The taxi rank was relocated last week in anticipation of the work and people are becoming accustomed to the change,” Project Manager City Centre Renewal Ben Storey said.

“We thank the community for their understanding as we embark on a project that will transform the city centre into a more inviting and accessible place.”

Upgrades to underground services will precede paving works.

“During the early stages of construction it can look like very little is happening on site, though this is far from true,” he said.

“Services coordination is complicated and your understanding is appreciated. Please rest assured that everyone is moving as quickly and safely as possible.

“It is in everyone’s interest to return the newly refurbished street back to the community for their enjoyment, and to restore full access to parking on Liebig Street for businesses and the community.

“And a reminder too that visitors to the city centre can take advantage of the free 90-minute parking in Parkers Car Park.

“The parking is free but because it is time limited we required people to print and display a free parking ticket.

“It’s easy to do and the instructions are on the parking meters in Parkers Car Park.”

Liebig Street shops remain open for business as usual.

For more details on the City Centre Renewal go to www.cbd.warrnambool.vic.gov.au