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Sunrise Boulevard intersection roundabout - nearing end of stage one

Stage one of the Sunrise Boulevard roundabout intersection project will be completed early July.

Council’s infrastructure services director, Phil Holloway, said the works are progressing well; however, there has been a three week project delay due to wet weather.

Stage two will start in July and see construction commence on the northern side of the roundabout.  Works during this time will see access to Sunrise Boulevard closed.  Motorists will need to utilise alternative access to enter Ewingsdale Road via either Bayshore or Banksia Drive.

Stage one works completed to date include:

  • A water main upgrade; the new mains will not be live until the connections are completed both east and west of the road works. Water interruptions to date have been minimal and affected residents will continue to be notified of any disruption to water services during these connections.
  • Pavement sub-base gravel layer completed and base gravel layer to be put down by late June.
  • Retaining walls on the northern side of Ewingsdale Road have been completed and additional backfilling earth works to be completed in June.
  • A temporary footpath from Sunrise Boulevard to the existing crossing of Ewingsdale Road has been put in place and will remain during Stage Two works.
  • Subsoil and stormwater drainage works in Stage One have been completed.
  • Concrete base completed and the first steel fibre reinforced concrete pour has been completed.

Stage One guardrail, footpath, pedestrian fencing, seal, driveways, final earthworks and pavement spray seal is due to be completed later this month.

Stage Two is currently due to commence Monday, 3rd July 2017, however with rain forecast over the next week, this may push further into July.

A Letter box drop and VMS boards will notify the community in advance of the second stage commencement and closure of Sunshine Boulevard during Stage Two.

Motorists are requested to continue to follow traffic control direction and signage, and Council thanks the community for their continued patience.

The Sunrise Boulevard roundabout is expected to be completed at the end of September, weather permitting.

More information on the project can be found here.

Preparing for the reinforced concrete pour


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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.