Kennedy Drive road works to be suspended over Christmas/New Year

GREAT news for locals who live south of the border.

Road works to upgrade Kennedy Drive in Tweed Heads West will be suspended over Christmas and New Year to avoid traffic interruptions during the peak holiday period.

Works for the $3.3 million reconstruction of the arterial road will be put on hold from Friday 12 December to Monday 12 January, with all four lanes to be reopened to traffic during this period.


Tweed Council’s Engineer – Construction Bob Hanby said it was decided to restore full traffic flows to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and visitors in that area.

“Resuming on 12 January will also coincide with the availability of specialist construction equipment, which is necessary to ensure works can proceed as quickly and efficiently as possible,” he said.

Works crews were last week adding the finishing touches to new footpaths, kerb and guttering on the northern side of Kennedy Drive, between Rose Street and Gray Street.

“We’re endeavouring to ensure all concrete footpaths and driveway accesses on the northern side are completed by 12 December so residents are not inconvenienced over the Christmas break,” Mr Hanby said.

When work resumes on 12 January, crews will start by removing the road pavement on the northern lanes and replacing them with an improved method of road construction to create a road which is smoother, safer and should have a longer lifespan.

They will then replace the water main beneath the southern footpath, to enhance water supplies to homes and businesses in that area and lower Bilambil.

The southern footpath, kerb and guttering will then be replaced, followed by the reconstruction of the southern road lanes.

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