More than $500,000 of safety improvement work on Skinners Shoot Road near Byron Bay started this week.
The work includes upgrades to two sharp curves that are approximately 1.2km south-west of the Arts Factory with the aim being to make the road wider and improve the elevation needed for safe and smooth driving.
“We are thrilled to have received a $510,000 grant from the NSW Safer Roads program to be able to do this work and I know the residents who live in that area will be really pleased to see this project underway,” Phil Holloway, Director Infrastructure Services, said.
“Council has received many complaints about this road so we are looking forward to making it safer for locals and visitors who like to explore the area,” Mr Holloway said.
Signs warning drivers of the winding road and the suggested speed limit will also be installed as part of the project.
The project will take approximately three weeks to complete. During this time only one lane of traffic is open but staff will ensure the waits are minimised whenever possible.