Just wait, the new road will be worth it
By HELEN JACK
DELAYS being experienced by travellers along Broken Head Road at Byron Bay will all be worth it in the end, according to Daniel Lee, engineering manager at Aspect North.
Roadworks, fronting The Byron at Byron resort, are part of the resort's development requirements and are due for completion in three weeks.
"We are appealing to the public for patience," Mr Lee said.
"They will have a better road at the end of the day."
Mr Lee said the 350 metres of major arterial road was being reconstructed.
"We are digging up the old road, digging down 40cm, laying concrete stabiliser roadbase brought in specially for the job from Queensland with the finished surface being asphalt," he said.
"The project has been specially designed to speed-up construction and minimise disruption, despite what people might think."
Mr Lee said despite all precautions taken before the beginning of the roadworks, there were still some problems.
"We have had to readjust all the services as we've gone along, including relocating power poles, water mains and telephone lines, but things are going a lot quicker now," he said.