Harbour Drive traffic flow changes in place

TRAFFIC flow changes are now in place on Harbour Drive as work begins on the northern half of the roundabout for the Hogbin Drive extension.

"To minimise disruption to motorists who operate on Harbour Drive during the construction, the roundabout has been built in two sections which allows traffic to persist in using Harbour Drive as normally as possible," the council's executive manager of Operations Allan Hindmarsh said.

During the construction for the first half of the roundabout on the southern side, the four lanes of Hogbin Drive were reduced to two on the site ? one lane for each direction.

The two lanes run along the southern side while the northern side is still under needed refinements.

Traffic shall continue as normal except for drivers travelling from Coffs CBD eastwards, they will not be able to turn right onto Hogbin Drive. Alternate routes on Gordon Street, Earl street or Curacoa Street join Albany Street for access to Hogbin Drive via the Howard Street roundabout.

Signs have been erected to inform drivers of alternate routes, on the western end of Harbour Drive to ensure that delays are kept at a minimum.

Vehicles headed west from the Jetty area will be separated into two lanes close to the Hogbin Drive junction. One will be a leftturn exclusively to the air- port, Toormina and Sawtell while the other will take traffic straight along Harbour Drive to the CBD.

Access to Glenreagh and Barrie streets is still permissible except that there is no right turn out of Barrie Street.

'We apologise for any inconvenience, but I would like to stress that the public understand that the new road changes have merely happened because of traffic changes," Mr Hindmarsh said.

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