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Council is responsible for all public roads within the shire except the Pacific Motorway, which is the responsibility of Roads and Maritime Services (phone 131 700). For more information about road repairs and maintenance including streetlights, visit Roads and Bridges.

Every week, Council will post a "Heads up" message on Facebook and Twitter about roadworks on any of its major roads. Where possible, we will target community-based Facebook pages to publicise roadworks on local or minor roads. You can also view a 'road wrap' below of current and upcoming roadworks. The dates shown are indicative only and may change due to weather or resource availability.

Please visit myroadinfo.com.au for information on all roadworks and closures in the Northern Rivers local government areas.

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Road Wrap updated information as at 28 January 2021

For information on road closures and hazards please see www.myroadinfo.com.au (external link)

Roadworks - expect long delays

Numinbah: Numinbah Road. A 670m section of Numinbah Road at the NSW/QLD border will be reconstructed to improve road safety. Works will include road widening and resurfacing, kerb and gutter and retaining walls. Expect minor delays as traffic will be down to one lane with reduced speed limits. Weather permitting, the project will take about 13 weeks to complete and will require two days of full road closure. Advance notice will be given for the days requiring full closure. Works will start mid February 2021.

Tumbulgum: Intersection of Tweed Valley Way and Riverside Drive. Works to extend existing culverts, widen the road and install new guard rail.


Roadworks - expect short delays

Cobaki: Cobaki Road. Replace the existing timber bridge with culverts. The works will continue to early next year. Minor traffic delays are expected.

Cobaki:
Cobaki Road near Bopple Nut Court. Works to construct 195m of kerb and gutter along with pavement reconstruction of a 370m section of Cobaki Road is wrapping up. Drive with care on new surfaces.

Kingscliff: Turnock Street and Cudgen Road intersection. Installation of water services to the Tweed Valley Hospital construction. Only one lane flow at the intersection. Expect short delays.

Kingscliff: Rob Roy Crescent. Road reconstruction and construct partial kerb and gutter. Works are due to start from early February and are expected to take about four weeks.

Murwillumbah: Mooball Street. Road reconstruction underway from Murwillumbah Street to Rous Street. The section of Mooball Street between Queensland Road and Rous Street will remain closed to traffic for about another two weeks. The section of Mooball Street betweet Murwillumbah Street and Queensland Road has reopened. Signed detours are in place.

Stokers Siding: Smith Creek Road. Works to reconstruct an 880m section of pavement will start on 1 February and will take about four weeks to complete. Only one lane will be operational at a time. Expect short delays.

Tweed Heads: Empire Lane. Road reconstruction scheduled for February 2021.

Tweed Heads: Fraser and Vintage Lakes drives roundabout and sections from the roundabout to Lorikeet Drive. Road works will start week beginning 18 January and will take three non-consecutive days to complete, which is expected to finish in that same week. Access to Fraser Drive from the west, along Vintage Lakes Drive will be restricted. Motorists will be directed to detour via Leisure Drive to access Fraser Drive. Please refer to electronic and traffic control signs for up to date information.

Tweed Heads:
Norman Street from Stanley Lane to Margaret Street. Stormwater upgrade. New kerb and gutter will be installed with new concrete culverts, pipes and pits on the eastern side of Norman Street from Stanley Lane to 25m south of Margaret Street. Works due to be completed late January. Minor to moderate delays should be expected as the road will be down to one lane at times. Motorists are asked to find an alternative route where possible.

Tumbulgum: Riverside Drive from the southern exit of Tweed Valley Way to Government Road. Rock revetment work in Tweed River to repair eroded bank. Expect short delays when the final seal is being applied.

Urliup: Urliup Road from Dulguigan Road intersection to Braemar Place. Road reconstruction underway. Expect short delays.


Grant funded road safety improvement programs 2020-21

These programs have been funded by the Federal Government Blackspot Programme and NSW Government's Safer Roads Program for 2020-21.

Burringbar/Mooball: Tweed Valley Way. The shoulder of a curve will be improved particularly for the safety of cyclists, $555,000.

Clothiers Creek: Clothiers Creek Road between the Pacific Motorway and Cabarita. $176,000 to install audio lines and vehicle activated speed advisory signs.

Limpinwood: Limpinwood/Zara roads. Safety investigations and improvements, $796,000.

Mooball to Wooyung: Tweed Valley Way. $728,000 for audible line markings, vehicle activated speed advisory signs and other speed advisory and directional signage. The road pavement will be upgraded and the lanes will be more clearly defined. Additional stop and giveway signs and flexible roadside barriers will be installed. Bitumen resealing has been completed from the Byron Shire Council boundary (south of Wooyong Road) to Mooball village, excluding about 250m at the Crabbes Creek Road intersection. Works will then continue from north of Burringar village (Cudgera Creek Road) to the south of Dixons Road. Works will occur Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and take about a week to complete. The works require a one-lane closure and reduced speed limits. Signs will be in place. Expect minor delays. See electronic signs for up to date information.

Mount Warning: Kyogle Road near Glenock Road. An overtaking lane will be reduced in length and guardrail installed at a cost of $140,000. Work to start about February 2021.

Numinbah: Numinbah Road. A 670m section of Numinbah Road at the NSW/QLD border will be reconstructed to improve road safety. Works will include road widening and resurfacing, kerb and gutter and retaining walls. Expect minor delays as traffic will be down to one lane with reduced speed limits. Weather permitting, the project will take about 13 weeks to complete and will require two days of full road closure. Advance notice will be given for the days requiring full closure. Works will start mid February 2021.

Stokers Siding: Tweed Valley Way on the Burringbar Ranges at the intersection with Stokers Road. $1.265m for audible line markings, vehicle activated speed advisory signs and other speed advisory and directional signage. The layout of the intersection will be modified to improve safety and the shoulder of a curve rebuilt to include a non-skid surface. Resealing of Tweed Valley Way will start on Monday 2 November from about 400m north of Harwood Road to the Stokers Road intersection. Works will occur Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and will take about four weeks to complete. The works require a one-lane closure and reduced speed limits. Signs will be in place. Refer to electronic signs for up to date information. Expect minor delays.

Tweed Heads: Kennedy Drive at the intersection of Norman Street. $786,000 to install a dedicated right-turn lane for westbound traffic. A pedestrian crossing activated by traffic lights also will be installed, with protective fencing on the middle median safety island. Works are expected to begin in April 2021.


Stabilisation program - at times expect long delays

Stabilisation works are designed to return roads to as-new condition. Weather and resources permitting, they take about five days to do over two weeks. The old thin road surface is milled off and then cement or lime is mixed through the existing gravel substructure and recompacted before a new asphalt wearing surface is put down. Once the cement or lime mix is applied and watered in, the job cannot be closed down until compaction is completed. One lane closures are required for these jobs and motorists should expect long delays.

This program has been delayed and will start in early 2021.

  • Banora Point: Leisure Drive
  • Cudgen: Tweed Coast Road
  • Pottsville: Pottsville Road
  • Tweed Heads: Enterprise Avenue
  • Banora Point: Deep-lift asphalt Leisure Drive
  • Tweed Heads South: Deep-lift asphalt Traders Way


Other works that may impact road users

Murwillumbah: Lundberg Drive from Quarry Road to Buchanan Street. New sewer rising main construction work will take about three months and be completed by early 2021.

Murwillumbah: Byangum Road and Myrtle Avenue intersection. Build retaining wall. Delayed.

Murwillumbah: Alma Street. Water main upgrade water main started on Monday 16 November and be completed by the end of February 2021. Work times will be Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm. The works will start in Budd Park, to the west of the Alma and River streets intersection. They will then progress north-west through the park before branching off in both easterly and westerly directions. Travelling west, they will cross under Alma Street bridge before tracking south through McIlrath Park and then west within the Prospero Street roadway. Travelling east, they will track through Budd Park, the carpark near the Tourist Information Centre and alongside the road reserve before crossing Tweed Valley Way west of the roundabout at the intersection with Alma Street. Trenching across Tweed Valley Way will be undertaken in the NSW Christmas school holidays when traffic volumes are lowest. One lane of Tweed Valley Way will be closed at times to allow crews and machinery to work from within the roadway. When crews trench across Tweed Valley Way, they will close half the road and work to the centreline before switching traffic and working from the centreline to the shoulder of the road. At these times, two-way traffic flow will be squeezed on to one side of the road. When they trench across River Street, the road will be closed and motorists will be asked to find an alternate route. Throughout the works, South Murwillumbah residents and Prospero Street business owners and their customers will be asked to use Tweed Valley Way to get in and out and not Alma Street.

Point Danger: Tweed Terrace. Build 10-15 new car park spaces. This project has been delayed to 2021.

Tweed Heads: Beryl Street. Sewer rising main replacement works due to start late February 2021 to April 2021. Expect minor delays and detours.

Tweed Heads: Eunga Street. Upgrade 270m of sewer rising main between Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive. Expect delays. Works have started and are scheduled for completion in early February.

Tweed Heads: Frances Street. Footpath construction on the south side of Frances Street between Powell Street and the river will take about two weeks to complete. Start date to be advised.

Tweed Heads West: Scenic Drive from Panorama Drive, along Scenic Drive, towards Walmsley Road Reservoir. Water main replacement works will start on 1 February. Weather permitting, works will take about 10 weeks to complete. Two sections of Scenic Drive will be down to one lane while reticulation works are underway. Refer to electronic signs for up to date information. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes.


Roadworks in Coolangatta (City of Gold Coast)

Tweed Shire Council has been advised of the following major roadworks in the Coolangatta area, which may affect Tweed motorists. The works are being undertaken to improve road condition and reduce future maintenance. All customers should contact City of Gold Coast Project Manager Nathan Bidewell on 07 5667 3648 direct about these works.
  • Ward Street - December 2020 to March 2021
  • Boundary Street - between Coral Street and Twin Towns Services Club - City of Gold Coast is setting up a works compound on the grassed median strip starting in mid October 2019 for about a year.


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