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.
Byron Creek Bridge has always played a very important role for the community, providing a link between Bangalow village, the surrounding agricultural areas and Byron Bay town centre. It provides the most direct access for heavy vehicles, school bus services, emergency services and infrastructure maintenance services between Bangalow and Byron Bay, and is in need of critical upgrading.
Bridge works started in April 2020.
When completed in November 2020, weather permitting, these works will 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 Pacific Highway to Broken Head Road.
Byron Creek Bridge renewal
Council received $700 k from the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal program for the upgrade of Byron Creek Bridge, located on Bangalow Road just east of the Pacific Highway. The renewal works include a new 45 m span, two-lane concrete bridge with wide shoulders and provision for a future shared path, to improve access and safety.
Council awarded the ‘design and construct’ tender for the bridge works to Ark Construction Group P/L.
Bangalow Road upgrade and renewal
Bangalow Road upgrade – 8kms adjacent to bridge (easterly direction)
An eight kilometre stretch of Bangalow Road, which is adjacent to the Byron Creek Bridge, will also be treated with safety improvements from the Pacific Highway to Broken Head Road, 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 barrier, and shoulder widening at key locations where there has been a history of crashes.
Bangalow Road renewal – 1km east of bridge ($1.2 million)
The $1.2 million Bangalow Road upgrade directly east of the bridge (1km of road) will take place immediately after the bridge construction. 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 pavement, 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.