Thursday, May 30, 2024

Funding hand for Byron’s Main Arm Road


Major roadworks on the Byron Shire’s Main Arm Road are due to start next Monday.

Byron Shire Council has received $3.45 million in grant funding from Transport for NSW to improve safety for people travelling on the road, particularly the section from Mullumbimby to Sherrys Bridge.

Additional funding of $1.3 million from the NSW Government will allow for reconstruction work on the one-kilometre section of Main Arm Road, west of Sherrys Bridge. This work will commence early in 2023, weather permitting, Council said today.

Around 3,000 vehicles travel on Main Arm Road every day and some sections are in poor condition, said Acting Director Infrastructure Services, Malcolm Robertson.

Mr Robertson said the combined work will significantly improve the safety of Main Arm Road.

“We will also be widening the road in some sections, installing guardrails and upgrading the intersection at Coolamon Scenic Drive, Pine Avenue and Chinbible Avenue,” he said.

“Locals are very aware of how flood-prone the section near Sherrys Bridge is and we’re really pleased to have the grant funding from the NSW Government that will allow for a section of the road to be raised to make it less susceptible to nuisance flooding – and that we can schedule that work to get done early next year.”

Flood recovery work will also start in the coming months and will include repairing flood damaged parts of Upper Main Arm Rd.

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