Alexander and Florence streets begin transformation

MILESTONES: Port Pirie Regional Council Manager of Operations Robert Stead and Director of Infrastructure Kathryn Johnson stand in the progressing Florence Street development site.
MILESTONES: Port Pirie Regional Council Manager of Operations Robert Stead and Director of Infrastructure Kathryn Johnson stand in the progressing Florence Street development site.

Upgrade works in Port Pirie’s Central Business District are progressing well and will be officially opened in June according to Port Pirie Regional Council.

The rejuvenation of both Alexander and Florence streets were hampered by underground water works but with those works now completed, aesthetic changes to both streets are becoming increasingly visible.

The contractors have completed a central pedestrian crossing point near Elders/Florence Furnishers on Florence Street to assist with safe and easy crossing and Alexander Street’s new spoon drain is being installed.

New pavers have been laid along the eastern side of Florence Street, completing a wide expansive path for pedestrians.

The western side of Florence Street has also begun transforming, with new pavers laid alongside half of the street at the BH Club end.

PPRC Director of Infrastructure Kathryn Johnson confirmed that plans for an opening CBD street party in June were underway and praised contractors McMahon Services Australia for their diligent work throughout the process so far.