Byron Creek Bridge and Bangalow Road upgrades

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Byron Creek Bridge is open

Works on Bangalow's Byron Creek Bridge have been completed on time and budget.  The new bridge is now open to two lanes of traffic after seven months of major construction works, thanks to $700,000 from the Australian Government's Bridges Renewal program and a $1.4m investment from Council.

The impressive 45m long bridge features three spans with a wider central span for improved hydraulics during flood events, two 3.5m wide traffic lanes, 1.5m wide shoulders for cyclist safety and provision for a future shared path to improve access and safety.

Bangalow Road works are progressing well

The 1.2km reconstruction of Bangalow Road from Tinderbox Road to the Byron Creek Bridge is progressing well and is scheduled for completion before Christmas 2020.  

More road improvements in 2021

More roadworks and safety improvements are planned for a further 8kms from the Byron Creek Bridge in an easterly direction up to the Red Devils Park / Golf Course. We are not resurfacing the entire 8kms however sections of the road will be getting safety improvements including line-marking, signage, road upgrades and curve widening. 

These roadworks and safety improvements are on track for commencement in January 2021 and will take around three months to complete.

Map highlighting the Bangalow Road and Byron Creek bridge works

Map highlighting the Bangalow Road and Byron Creek bridge works

About the project

Council is proud to be delivering more than $5 million of works as part of a major overhaul and renewal of Bangalow’s Byron Creek Bridge and Bangalow Road.

These works deliver a wider, safer, brand-new Byron Creek Bridge and renewal of a one kilometre segment of Bangalow Road in desperate need of repair, as well eight kilometres of safety improvements from the Bridge / Pacific Highway all the way up to the Broken Head Road intersection (Red Devils Park / Golf Course).

 

The $1.2 million Bangalow Road upgrade is on track for completion by Christmas 2020. This section of road is currently in very poor condition but carries more than 4,500 vehicles per day. The works will involve reconstruction of the road, widening, drainage and safety improvements.

This is a desperately needed road renewal  project possible thanks to $1.2 million from the recent $25 million Byron Shire Tourism Impacts Infrastructure announced by the NSW Government.  

 

Bangalow Road upgrade – 8kms adjacent to bridge (easterly direction)

An eight kilometre stretch of Bangalow Road will also be treated with safety improvements from the Byron Creek Bridge all the way to Broken Head Road (Red Devils Park / Golf Course), thanks to a $1.9 million grant Council has received under the Transport for NSW Safer Roads Program.

The safety improvement works include signage, line marking, safety barriers and shoulder widening at key locations where there has been a history of crashes.  These works are on track to commence in January 2021.