$720,000 project to improve roads at Point Danger

ROAD WORKS will begin at Point Danger next Monday to replace and improve the existing road pavement.

The $720,000 project, scheduled to take nine weeks, will fix the road pavement in Hill Street and Tweed Terrace and will include new line marking to better define the intersection and improve traffic flows.

“Some of the badly damaged kerb and guttering will be replaced during the work. Slight improvements to the kerb alignment will also be made to improve parking in the location without impacting the size of the park,” Council’s Senior Construction Engineer, Nigel Dobson said.


“There will need to be some detours for road users during the work period but traffic flows will be maintained to minimise the inconvenience for residents and visitors.”

A 600 metre section of Dry Dock Road in Tweed Heads, from the Pacific Highway overpass to Sullivan Street, will also be reconstructed this week.

Costing an additional $430,000, the project will stabilise the badly deteriorated section of road.

“The contracted machinery chews up the existing road and mixes it with cement to create a road base with greater strength,” Mr Dobson said. “This technology has been around for a while but has become a much more economical option for Council to utilise in certain situations.”

The stabilisation process is scheduled to take a week, before the road will be resealed early next week.

The contractors will also reconstruct a length of Greenway Drive in South Tweed Heads, from the Pacific Highway overpass to the Harvey Norman store, starting on 17 February, weather permitting.

Traffic will be restricted to alternating flows of traffic during each of these projects.