Traffic delays expected at Byron Bay roadworks

WORK has started on the reconstruction of a 500m section of Broken Head Rd, south of Clifford St.

Byron Shire Council said the roadworks will take about two months to complete, weather permitting, and will involve the road being reduced to single lane during the works.

Mayor Simon Richardson acknowledged that there would be short term inconvenience with traffic delays.

"Broken Head Road is a key access route into the southern end of Byron Bay and renewal on this section of road has been long awaited," he said.

"I'm especially pleased that after a heightened commitment to protect the surrounding trees, we have managed to design a reconstruction that protects this wonderful natural gateway into Suffolk Park.

"The renewal project is part of our council community commitment within the 2015/16 capital works program.

"Under our Fit for the Future program, each year will see a strong focus on addressing our infrastructure backlog and fixing our roads.

"It's a council and community priority that we all agree upon and will improve each year," he emphasised.

Key road reconstruction works in 2015/16 have included Lawson, Massinger and Middleton Streets in Byron Bay, Left Bank Road and Azalea Streets in Mullumbimby, Fingal Street, Kolora Way and Tweed Valley Way in the north of Byron Shire and Myocum and Wilsons Creek Roads in the hinterland.

Mullumbimby's Poinciana car park has been upgraded and a new car park has been built in Middleton Street, Byron Bay.

Local road reseals have included Main Arm Road, Myocum Road, Bangalow Road, Wilsons Creek Road, Lighthouse Road, Left Bank Road and Coolamon Scenic and Federal Drives.

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