The thriving business hub in west Gerringong has coped well with the closure of the Belinda St bridge so it can be replaced, with many drivers becoming more aware of what is on offer by having to take the detour rather than drive by.
Gerringong Railway Station, Gerringong Veterinary Clinic, Caltex Petrol Station, Cronin’s Pub, The Daily Grind Coffee Roasters, Lands Edge, The School House, Corner D’or, Jim Davidson Repairs and Gerringong Hardware are just some of the businesses in this area have remained open to the public during the construction work.
Bronwyn Dorsett of Corner D’or reports that even more people are discovering her vintage homewares store in its position opposite the pub.
“People are saying to me that they have always meant to stop but have been caught up in the flow of traffic,” she says. “There is a lovely little group of interesting businesses here that some people are only discovering.”
According to Bryan Whittaker, Council’s Director of Engineering and Works, the contractors are on track to complete the bridge over Union Creek by the due date of Wednesday 16 December.
The bridge will be one of Bryan’s last projects before his retirement later in December.