Work on a new roundabout at the intersection of Coldstream and River streets, Yamba, is to start this week.
Clarence Valley Council acting works and civil director, Peter Birch, said council would try to keep traffic disruption to a minimum during construction, but the works would involve the closure of the intersection for various periods until the completion of works, estimated to be towards the end of May, weather permitting.
Mr Birch said alternative routes were available, so people should have no difficulty getting where they wanted to go.
Work is scheduled to start today (April 26), with kerb and gutter construction and lane widening until about May 5.
“From about May 8-12 we will construct the concrete roundabout structure and this will involve a daily shutdown of the intersection from 7am-4.30pm,” Mr Birch said.
“Those daily shutdowns will apply from May 15-19 as well while we construct a gravel road pavement.
“From May 23 until the end of works there will be some lane closures and detours while we install splitter islands and undertake miscellaneous works.”
Mr Birch said that full detours would be in place while the intersection was closed and there would be temporary bus routes and a temporary bus stop in Wooli St for the duration.
“We appreciate this will cause disruptions to some motorists but ask that people be patient while the works are done,” he said.
“I think people have seen the improvement in traffic management in Yamba’s CBD since the installation of the roundabout at the Coldstream and Yamba streets and hope they appreciate this will lead to further improvements.”