The Airport Boulevard project is progressing well, with work starting soon on the third roundabout at the intersection of North Creek Road and Corks Lane.
Construction of the roundabout is scheduled to start on Monday 19 July 2021 and will take approximately four months to complete (weather and site conditions permitting).
During construction the following changes will be in place:
- Corks Lane will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 27 July for the duration of the works. Arrangements are in place for Corks Lane residents to access their properties.
- Entry to Palm Lake Resort and Bupa Aged Care Ballina will be via North Creek Road only (Magnolia Drive and Forest Oak Boulevard).
- At times, North Creek Road (near the Corks Lane intersection) will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic lights in place. Residents and visitors should expect minor delays.
- Residents should expect increased noise due to construction works from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturdays.
The Airport Boulevard project includes the construction of three roundabouts. The first roundabout connects to Southern Cross Drive and Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. Works are progressing to plan with asphalt laying and landscaping underway.
Traffic detours remain in place at the airport. Existing carpark entries/exits are temporarily closed and traffic is being detoured via Southern Cross Drive, turning left at Seven Mile Brewing. The taxi rank and bus stop remain in the same location, with changed direction to access.
The construction of a roundabout connecting Airport Boulevard with Boeing Avenue and the Ballina Homemaker Centre is also progressing to plan with electrical, asphalt laying and landscaping underway.
The project is estimated to cost $10 million and is made possible thanks to $3 million in Australian Government funding under the Community Development Grants Programme. Council will spend $7 million to meet the balance of the cost of the project.
It is anticipated that the entire Airport Boulevard project will be completed by November 2021 (weather and site conditions permitting), with a phased opening of the road as works are complete.
For project information and to subscribe to email updates visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/AirportBoulevard