CONSTRUCTION is under way on the Harrap Road footpath at Mount Martha.
The 1.5 kilometre path will run along the north side of the road starting at the Dunns Road roundabout and linking to an existing path down Harrap Road.
About 1380 square metres of PolyRok – a recycled plastic alternative to mineral aggregate in concrete – is being used for its “minimal impacts on the environment”.
The shire was given $600,000 towards the project under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grant Program.
The shire’s pedestrian access strategy identifies Harrap Road as a key link in the pedestrian network. The strategy provides alternative transport options, in this case a footpath, with community facilities and town centres.