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20 May 2016 Duke Street Extension Works Begin
Work has started on the Duke Street extension and drainage improvement projects.

Construction is expected to take about eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The Duke Street extension is the first stage of a planned future CBD ring road system, one of the key principles of the Coffs Harbour City Centre Masterplan 2031.

Chair of the Masterplan Committee, Rod McKelvey, said a major goal of the Masterplan is to create better – and more equal - access for cars, pedestrians and cyclists.

 “By building a permanent Duke Street extension now, we not only save the city money, but we take the first step towards that longer-term goal of providing the ring road system,” he said.

“The Masterplan Committee and Council are aware of concerns expressed about the project, but we believe we’ve come a long way towards achieving a balance that will provide safe pedestrian, vehicular and cycle movement while preserving the values of the site.”

The construction of the Duke Street extension is being brought forward to improve traffic flows in the short-term and will offer an alternative route to the traffic light-controlled Harbour Drive/Gordon Street intersection.

The Duke Street project also includes drainage and flood mitigation improvements. Preliminary works will include relocations of water services, street lighting and electricity supply, in addition to the drainage works.

All efforts will be made during the construction phase to minimise any impacts on business and traffic.​