NEW LOOK: The roundabout at the intersection of Harbour Dr and Gordon St will soon be replaced with traffic lights as part of the CBD Masterplan project.
NEW LOOK: The roundabout at the intersection of Harbour Dr and Gordon St will soon be replaced with traffic lights as part of the CBD Masterplan project. Rob Wright

Final countdown to CBD reconstruction

COFFS Harbour City Council are in the process of finalising the final approvals to begin construction of the first stage of the CBD Masterplan.

The first stage of the project consists of a series of constructions - firstly, demolishing the Harbour Dr/Gordon St roundabout to install traffic lights, lowering the roadway as well as raising the footpath the eastern end of Coffs Central.

Director of Sustainable Infrastructure, Mick Raby identified the conclusion of the tender process and the final tick of approval from the Roads and Maritime Service.

Specifically, Mr Raby said the RMS is reviewing the radius of corners at the intersection because of concerns it won't be suitable for vehicles over the 8.8 metres.

"We've come back to them and explained we designed it not to take semi trailers because they don't go down that part of Harbour Dr," Mr Raby said.

"They are reviewing the documentation we sent back to them."

Coffs Harbour City Council mayor Denise Knight said council conducted five interviews with various retailers and business owners to join the masterplan committee.

The voice of retailers and business owners aims to give the council more input into the plan.

During the construction work, traffic will be diverted via Duke St and through a road which will be built through Pioneer Park prior to the intersection works, that will link traffic back onto Harbour Dr.

The construction works are estimated to begin in early March and finish by June.



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