Roads and Maritime Services have released detailed plans for a shared pedestrian and cycle path on the Coffs Coast's northern beaches.
Roads and Maritime Services have released detailed plans for a shared pedestrian and cycle path on the Coffs Coast's northern beaches. Brenda Strong

Shared pathway for Northern Beaches on the way

DETAILED plans for a 12km long shared pedestrian and cycle path on the Coffs Coast's northern beaches have been released.

Coffs Harbour member, Andrew Fraser, said the path from Coachmans Cl at Korora to the Solitary Islands Way overbridge north of Emerald Beach will be built as part of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade project and will be progressively opened by the end of the year.

"The path will be built alongside Solitary Islands Way and pedestrians and cyclists will be separated from traffic by up to 1.5 metres," Mr Fraser said.

"Roads and Maritime is also progressing a proposal for another off road shared path from north Sapphire to Moonee Beach along the eastern side of the Pacific Hwy upgrade.

"The path would form an extension of the shared path to Sandy Beach Public School and on road path along Solitary Islands Way from near Woolgoolga High School to Arrawarra Beach Rd."

Mr Fraser said, Roads and Maritime has developed the shared pathways for the northern beaches in consultation with Coffs Harbour City Council, Bicycle NSW and the community.

The detailed plans also include proposed speed limits for the local road network once the highway upgrade is complete.

The plans are on display for the community to view at locations along the project including Woolgoolga library, Coffs Harbour library, Moonee shopping centre and Emerald Beach store. 



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