Cycleway link finished
THE final stretch of a shared pedestrian cycleway that links the city centre to the Base Hospital and Boambee has been completed.
"This last stretch from Thompsons Road through to the Stadium Drive roundabout means there is now a continuous shared cycleway and pathway along the Pacific Highway on the southern side of the city right through to Lyons Road," Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight said.
"Having more shared pedestrian cycleways away from traffic, that offer both commuting and leisure options, is one of the key parts of Coffs Harbour's Community Strategic Plan so it's great to see this 'missing link' come to fruition."
The 220-metre length is the final piece of a pedestrian cycleway section that stretches from the entrance to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus to the roundabout at Stadium Drive and the Pacific Highway intersection.
It was built with a $205,000 grant from the Roads and Maritime Services Pedestrian Cycleway Programme.
As the pedestrian cycleway has to be two-metres wide to provide space for both cyclists and pedestrians, the project also included the widening of major existing stormwater culverts under the Pacific Highway. A handrail and signage have also been installed.
The work was designed, project-managed and constructed by Council staff apart from some concreting elements.
"The aim of this project was to allow pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely from Thompsons Road through to Lyons Road without the need to negotiate traffic on the Highway," Council's Director City Infrastructure Services, Ben Lawson, said.