VICTORIA Parade will never be the same, with work to transform the one way street to begin on Monday.
When it’s finished the street won’t look overly different to how it did 18 months ago before work on the $33m Co-Store redevelopment began.
It will still be one way, but it will also be the only access point for traffic heading in and out of the Co-Store carpark and delivery bay.
Work is expected to take 4-5 weeks and is being carried out by the Rural City of Wangaratta and North East Water (NEW).
The work will involve replacing the water main, underground drainage, widening the footpath adjacent to the bowls club, connecting to the up and down ramps at the Co-Store and sealing the road.
Carparks adjacent to the bowls club are expected to go as the footpath is widened to two metres.
Victoria Parade shopkeepers have mixed feelings about the work and held a meeting with council and NEW last week.
Glenene Twitchett from Indulge said there had been a lack of communication by council about exactly what impact the works would have and what the street will look like afterwards.
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