Construction starts on Monday, July 18, on the new
raised, shared pedestrian and traffic zone on Harbour Drive.
“We’re doing these works at the same time as the Gordon
Street and Harbour Drive intersection is closed for major drainage and traffic
lights works so that we can minimise the disruption to CBD traders and it’s
also the quietest trading time,” said Rod McKelvey, Chair of the CBD Masterplan
The works are
expected to take six weeks and be completed in early September, when the Gordon
Street and Harbour Drive intersection is also due to be finished and reopened
Raising the shared pedestrian and traffic zone area on
Harbour Drive will more clearly connect City Square with the pedestrian
pavement on the northern side of Harbour Drive, opening up greater potential
for the City Centre and City Square for major events.
The raised shared zone will also underline the higher
importance of access for pedestrians and those using mobility aids over
“The shared zone is the first part of the planned $2million
City Square revitalisation,” added Mr McKelvey.
“The second phase will include new shade structures
built of steel, glass and timber, new paving and new seating.”
From Monday, the existing temporary light vehicle
turning bay on the western side of Harbour Drive is to be relocated beyond the
shared zone construction area during the works.
A special delivery access point will be created at the
turning bay to allow Coffs Coast Growers Market stall-holders access to City
Square for set-up and pack-up on market days.
The construction site will be fenced throughout the
works. Pedestrians will be directed to a crossing zone provided through the
closed section of Harbour Drive.
Park Avenue Lane will provide access for goods
deliveries to all Harbour Drive premises on the southern side impacted by the