Works started on road upgrade for Murwillumbah Road

Published on 22 May 2023

Pedestrian crossing on Murwillumbah Road

Works have started on a $245k road upgrade of a 400m section of Murwillumbah Road, near St John’s Primary School, that stretches up Coolamon Scenic Drive to the SES facility in Mullumbimby.

The works include a new $188k pedestrian crossing funded by NSW Federal Road Safety Program under the School Zone Infrastructure Sub-Program opposite St John’s Primary School and will greatly improve safety for all users.

“These works are part of Council’s ongoing reseal program and our crews will be repairing the road this week so it’s ready for a full reseal next week, weather permitting,” Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway said.

“Everyone who lives in Mullumbimby and the hinterland knows this is a very heavily used section of road - whether it’s getting into town, to school, church, the Mullum Showgrounds, Spaghetti Circus, the farmers markets – this is a section of road that has been in poor condition for too long.

“This much-needed upgrade will deliver a safer and smoother road for the whole community that’s built to last for the long-term,” he said.  

Council is asking residents and the school and parish not to park their vehicles in the work zone from Monday 22 May until end-May.

The School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program is making it safer for pedestrians on their way to and from school, and when walking within school zones. It is part of the $540 million NSW Federal Road Safety Program.

Further details about these works are on Council’s website.



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