Works have started on Jordan Esplanade as part of the Coffs Harbour boat ramp upgrade.
Works have started on Jordan Esplanade as part of the Coffs Harbour boat ramp upgrade. Rob Wright

Road works start as part of boat ramp upgrade

WORK has begun on the relocation of a section of Jordan Esplanade to accommodate the planned boat ramp basin enlargement.

"Expansion of the basin will begin in February after the school holidays and we expect it to be finished by the end of March 2015," the council's director city services, Ben Lawson, said.

The road works are being undertaken by the council's CityWorks division.

"The work follows modelling we had done to look at the best ways to help reduce the excessive wave surge at the ramp," Mr Lawson said.

"The modelling was undertaken by Manly Hydraulics Laboratory in Manly Vale and they concluded that extending the boat ramp basin and breakwater would cut wave surge by around a third.

"We'd like to reassure boat ramp users and the wider community that no disruptions will occur with the road relocation works as we have a detour in place through Gallows car park. The basin enlargement works will also not significantly impact on operation of the boat ramp."

The basin enlargement andRoadworks are being financed by a $1 million grant from New South Wales Government Roads and Maritime Services.

At the same time as the road relocation is taking place, CityWorks will carry out additional road upgrade works along Jordan Esplanade from Camperdown St to the NSW Public Works compound on Corrambirra Point.

The road upgrade has been paid for through the 2014-15 special rate variation.



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