Stage one of Milvale Road well under way

Many locals would already be aware that Hilltops Shire Council are well under way with its work on Stage 1 of the Milvale Road upgrade, with a number excited about the prospect.

"Council is pleased to announce that works have commenced on the first stage of pavement upgrade works to Milvale Road in Young," a Hilltops Council spokesperson said.

"The first stage of these works is located between Rockdale Road and Wickham Lane."

Council has estimated that the work will be finished by the start of October.

"It is expected that the first phase of works will take approximately three weeks to complete," the spokesperson said.

"Motorists are asked to exercise caution in the area and adhere to traffic control."

Despite the delays at the traffic control, a number of locals have expressed on Facebook how happy they are that the work has commenced.

"We thank businesses affected by these works for their continued patience while improvements are made," the Council spokesperson said.

Hilltops Council Mayor Brian Ingram has also expressed his satisfaction that the project has now commenced.

"I have been advocating for these upgrades for a long time and I am very pleased to see progress," Mr Ingram said.

"I thank the Federal Government for their support to enable these staged safety and productivity improvements for the Young Industrial Area."

According to Council the overall project is to reconstruct the pavement on Milvale Road from Penrose Bridge to Chillingworks Road.

"This project will also provide a sealed shoulder area for heavy vehicle parking, a designated B Double decouple area on Old Temora Road and the construction of a truck driver access only toilet and shower block near the B Double uncouple area," the spokesperson said.

"A fast fill water outlet for bulk tankers is also being incorporated into the project, replacing the current access point on the Olympic Highway , south of Young."

Stormwater drainage improvement will also be incorporated into the project.

Council has said the Australian Government, under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, is contributing $952,343 to this $2,254,686 project with the remainder being co funded by Hilltops Council and the Department of Transport.