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The Esplanade and River Street, New Brighton, road works to start

800 metres of The Esplanade and River Street in New Brighton is being upgraded from next week.

The road reconstruction and kerb and gutter works will commence on Monday 30 January 2017 for about three weeks, weather permitting.

The worksite starts at the intersection of Strand Ave and The Esplanade and continues to the end of River Street at the intersection of Ocean Avenue.

Motorists can expect delays while the essential works are underway and the New Brighton Farmers’ Markets should be accessed via Shara Boulevard.

The road upgrade is being funded from part proceeds of the sale of the former ‘Roundhouse’ site.

Works include:

  • Kerb and gutter
  • Stormwater upgrade
  • Road reconstruction and asphalt

The works will be done in the following stages:

Stage 1 – Kerb and gutter and stormwater upgrade

Works will commence on Monday 30 January 2017 for approximately five working days, weather permitting. Works will be conducted under traffic control conditions with alternating one lane traffic flow. Please allow for extra travel time as delays are expected.

Stage 2 – Road Reconstruction and Asphalt Wearing Surface

Works will commence on Monday 6 February to Friday 17 February, weather permitting. Works will be conducted under traffic control conditions with alternating one lane traffic flow. Due to heavy machine in use, there will be major delays for people wanting to travel on the Esplanade from 6 February on wards.

Alternative access routes are:

  • Ocean Shores via Orana Road and Rajah Road
  • South Golden Beach via Shara Boulevard
  • New Brighton shops, sports field and Farmers Market via Shara Boulevard

Updates regarding the project and wet weather delays will be available on Council’s webpage www.byron.nsw.gov.au/road-works

Council appreciates motorists’ co-operation and patience during these works and asks that traffic control and road signage is obeyed.

Should you require any further information on these works please contact Council's works engineer, Hank Spangler on 6685 9300.

Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.