The Duke Street Extension is to
be closed to traffic on Monday, September 26, for work on the project to be
During the works, construction of
new intersections at both ends – Harbour Drive and Duke Street/Vernon Street –
will involve some road closures and partial closures. Footpaths will also be
subject to temporary relocation.
Traffic Controllers and signs
will be in place and motorists and pedestrians will be asked to follow the
The partially completed extension
of Duke Street was temporarily opened to traffic in July to provide a bypass of
the CBD during the construction of the Harbour Drive/Gordon Street
intersection. That intersection was opened to traffic on September 1.
The Duke Street Extension is part
of the long-term planning for a CBD ring road system to relieve the City Centre
of traffic congestion and to make the streets more pedestrian-friendly. As well
as a new road, the location is to be revitalised with landscaping and
interpretive displays of the city’s history.
Better pedestrian access and
movement is a critical part of the planned transformation of the City Centre
into a vibrant retail, dining and event area, as set out in the Coffs Harbour
City Centre Masterplan 2031.
The Duke Street Extension completion
works are due to finish in mid-November, weather permitting.