LOCAL resident Betty Worsley was recently presented with a birthday cake as a token of appreciation for her support of the ongoing Brooker Highway upgrades.
Representatives from the project’s contractors, Hazell Bros, gifted the cake to Mrs Worley, which included a stylised Hazell Bros cement truck with its own ‘Betty’ number plate.
Mrs Worsley, who is a great-great-grandmother, celebrated her 90th birthday on 12 May 2016.
She lives close to the busy Elwick Road/Brooker Highway intersection.
Despite the continuous noise of the day works and the occasional night works conducted as part of the upgrades, Mrs Worsley said she was looking forward to seeing the completed road works.
“I have been reassured that I will still have good access to my property from both directions off the Brooker Highway as well as from Elwick Road,” she said.
The contract for the Brooker Highway Junction upgrades involving Elwick, Goodwood and Howard Roads was awarded to Hazell Bros in 2015.
The $32 million project commenced in January this year and is expected to be completed by mid 2017.
The project aims to improve the efficiency of the Brooker Highway as a key strategic and freight corridor north of Hobart, improve traffic flow and minimise peak-time “bottlenecks” and increase connections between local communities.
The works include the replacement of the Howard Road roundabout with a new signalised intersection, realignment of Elwick and Goodwood roads to form a signalised intersection and coordination of the signals at both intersections for maximum traffic flow efficiency.
To find out more about the project go to www.hazellbros.com.au/news/contract-award-2/
Caption: From left, Hazell Bros’ community liaison officer Rod Headlam and project manager James Atkinson, local resident and birthday girl Betty Worsley, Glenorchy City Council’s city services and infrastructure director Amelio Reale and Hazell Bros construction project administrator Ann Curran.