COMPLICATIONS arising from the need to move underground electrical cabling in Young St and handle asbestos in Telstra pits with care has seen a previously estimated completion date of March blow out to October at the earliest.
The $13 million redevelopment of Young St is part of the state government’s Frankston train station upgrade project due to begin in late 2017.
Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said he expected the Young St works — including new paving, improved street lighting and a “more welcoming civic space” at the entrance to Frankston train station – to now be finished by October.
He referred questions about the project delays to VicRoads.
“We will update local traders and residents on the revised schedule in the coming weeks and the local community will soon see an increase in activity,” VicRoads major projects director Brendan Pauwels said in a statement.
Mr Pauwels said VicRoads is working closely with contractor firm Seymour Whyte to “fast track works” at night and at weekends.
Young St will be closed to traffic on some Sunday mornings, 3-10am, to remove asbestos from the Telstra pits to be moved.
A VicRoads advertising campaign called “Business As Usual” has been launched to try to support Young St traders whose business has been impacted by the redevelopment delays.
VicRoad’s website states Webb Excavations can be contacted on 9775 1755 “if you have any concerns regarding these works” to remove asbestos.