Coffs CBD intersection to close for 10 weeks
THE intersection of Harbour Dr and Gordon St in Coffs Harbour will be closed to traffic for 10 weeks.
Works will commence next Thursday, June 23, and will involve the removal of the roundabout, installation of traffic lights and completion of drainage works.
The primary aim of the changes is to help reduce the risk of flooding in Harbour Dr as the current road levels and configuration of the intersection hold back storm water heading towards Coffs Creek from south-east of the city centre.
By lowering the road level at the Harbour Dr/Gordon St intersection by 500mm, the flood level in Harbour Dr is expected to drop by up to 240mm.
The need for these works has been identified for a number of years and forms part of the citywide Flood Mitigation Program, as well as the CBD Masterplan.
The road surface and the roundabout at the intersection also require replacement.
“Replacing the roundabout with lights is also key to making the CBD an area where there is more of a balance between the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, cars and commercial vehicles,” the council’s director of sustainable infrastructure Mick Raby said.
Only light vehicles will have access to Harbour Dr west from the Pacific Hwy, with a turnaround point located west of the closed intersection.
Heavy vehicle deliveries may be made through Park Avenue Ln and Vernon St. Drivers are advised to take precautions when entering these roads.
Alternate traffic access to the CBD will be:
- CBD North – via Coffs St, Duke St, Vernon St and Castle St.
- CBD South – via Park Ave, Park Avenue Ln, Albany St, Earl St.
- Coffs Jetty and Hogbin Drive – via Albany St, Park Ave and Orlando St.
Pedestrians will have access through the closed intersection during construction.