Stage Two of the $7 million upgrade of Kennedy Drive in Tweed Heads West is close to commencement.
Subject to funding, Council would like to commence roadworks in mid-September 2014 at Kennedy Drive, between Gray Street and the Pacific Motorway, which will provide smoother and safer traffic flow.
The works, predominantly funded by a Federal Government grand of $3.4 million, include the installation of new water mains on each side of the road, new kerb and gutter, drainage infrastructure and replacement of the existing road pavement. The project will also include the replacement of footpaths, access driveways and roadside furniture.
Deep lift asphalt technology is being employed for the proposed road pavement to address high ground water impacts and expedite construction times. The installation of new water mains, removal of cross road connections and provision of new household service connections will take approximately 12 weeks to complete, due ot limited roadside verge space and other existing sub-surface infrastructure.
As the road width will be reduced to two lanes during construction, unavoidable traffic delays will occur during peak periods. Delays will be minimised as far as possible by the implementation of Council’s Traffic Management Plan.
Local residents will be informed of construction activities via direct mail correspondence and the broader community will be kept up to to date through the Tweed Link, local media and onsite electronic message boards.
Tweed Link, Issue 873, August 2014