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Orana Road reconstruction to start

Orana Road construction works are about to start next week from Monday 20 March and will be completed mid-April, weather permitting.

The Ocean Shores road reconstruction works are on Orana Road from Warrambool Road to 50 metres east of Tathra Glen, and will be completed in two stages.

The first stage is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting, and is from Reka Way to 50m east of Tahtra Glen.  Works include the installation of subsoil drainage and kerb and gutter repairs.

Stage one will be under traffic control and it is possible that residents and motorists may experience some minor delays. 

From about 3 April, stage two will see the existing pavement removed in four sections and replaced. Each section removal will be completed within one working day and heavy machinery will be onsite from 6am to 8pm.

During the reconstruction works, Orana Road will only be accessible one way in an easterly direction from Tweed Valley Way to Warrnambool Road. 

Motorists can expect delays and are asked to consider choosing an alternative route during the road works. Motorists must follow site signage and traffic controllers.

Residents located within the section of road affected by pavement replacement will need to relocate their vehicles for one day, as they will not be able to access their drive way between 6am to 8pm; this includes leaving and returning to their home.

Residents in the area have been sent letters and Council staff will contact affected residents and remind them about the works and the need to move their car. Residents who do not relocate their vehicle will be unable to use their vehicle until the works on that section are completed.

Council’s infrastructure services director, Phil Holloway, said the extended work hours have been put in place to minimise the impact on Orana Road residents, of not being able to access their driveways, to only one day. 

“Working within normal hours would have restricted access for three days,” he said.

Once the Orana Road works have been completed, road reconstruction works will commence on Coomburra Crescent. 

Council apologises for the disruptions to Orana Road residents and motorists during these essential road works.

Updates regarding the project and wet weather delays will be available on Council’s webpage www.byron.nsw.gov.au/road-works or contact Council’s works department on 6685 9300.

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Byron Shire Council
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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.