A $6.8 million upgrade of Myocum Road will get underway on Monday 9 August and there will be significant changes for traffic as sections of the road are reconstructed and a new intersection is delivered at Possum Shoot Road and Kennedys Lane.
Myocum Road is one of the busier roads in the Byron Shire, carrying more than 3,000 vehicles a day including garbage trucks carrying the Shire’s waste to Council’s Resource and Recovery Centre.
“Our primary focus is to make this road safer and this means we be making it wider in some sections, reconstructing some of the worst sections of the road and undertaking a major realignment at the intersection of Possum Shoot Road and Kennedys Lane.
“Due to the scale of works at this intersection, we unfortunately need to close Myocum Road at the Possum Shoot Road and Kennedys Lane intersection from Monday 16 August for around four months, to get the works done safely and efficiently.
Other road reconstruction and safety works, beginning Monday 9 August, will be completed in sections with traffic control in place and single lane access. Motorists can expect delays of around five minutes as roadwork crews move along Myocum Road upgrading each section, starting at the Byron Bay end.
The full scope of works are scheduled for completion by March 2022.
“This is a huge project which will bring huge benefits but unfortunately it is going to cause some delays and inconveniences. That’s why we’re getting this information out there a few weeks in advance and getting in touch with people who live on Myocum Road this week.
“From 9 August, people travelling on Myocum Road will start experiencing short delays at the worksite but from 16 August people will need to have a plan to detour around the road closure at the Possum Shoot Road intersection or to avoid Myocum Road, Possum Shoot Road and Kennedy’s Lane altogether if possible,” Mr Holloway said.
School buses and emergency services are excepted.
“We do apologise for the inconvenience these works will cause, but everyone on Myocum Road knows how badly these improvements are needed and how good it is going to be to have safer, smoother roads in the near future,” he said.