A SMALL bit at a time, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council's enhancement of the CBD is taking shape, with the majority of work set to be completed by the end of the year.
Major enhancements such as entry signs, new street furniture and bins, and improvements to the centre islands of roundabouts are earmarked for completion by the end of the year.
Work on Mack's Corner is set to finish by mid September, the Centennial Park corner work finished by mid October, Park Centre corner (Sharp and Bombala Street) start in October and wrap up in mid December.
Improvements on the NAB corner will start in November finishing at the end of January next year.
Upgrades on the Westpac corner, PD Murphy's corner, newsagent corner and Cafe 40 corners will begin next year, winding up in May.
The infrastructure works are designed to provide more attractive and functional streetscape to Sharp Street to benefit residents, visitors and businesses.
During the upgrade to the tree corners, extensive civil works, under the pavement, will be carried out to fix problems with drainage, in-ground services and tree roots.
Roundabout improvements will start from October to December.
Town entry signage are currently being designed and coordinated with council aiming to complete this by early 2014.
Design of street enhancement including new street trees and in kerb islands on road shoulders at strategic points along Sharp Street is about 50 per cent complete and due for completion at the end of the month.
The total cost of the project is estimated at about $3 million.