Motorists travelling along Hastings River Drive will face changed road conditions from Monday July 16.
With the northern half of a new roundabout at the Newport Island Road intersection reaching the halfway point, traffic will be diverted along the newly completed section.
The changed traffic conditions will allow work to commence on the southern side of the road.
Newport Island Road will also re-open as part of the traffic switch, with access restricted to left turn into Newport Island Road from Hastings River Drive, and left turn out only.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council director Alex Fisher said the construction of the new roundabout remains on track for completion in November 2018.
“It’s great to see the work progressing as planned, with new stormwater, kerb and guttering and a new road surface on the northern side of the roundabout now complete,” Ms Fisher said.
“While there has been some disruption as the works have taken place, the new roundabout will mean a much safer intersection for motorists on what is one of our region’s busiest roads.
“Council asks motorists to please take care, exercise patience and be aware of the changed traffic conditions as work now shifts focus to the southern side of the roundabout.”
Council asks motorists to please take care, exercise patience and be aware of the changed traffic conditions as work now shifts focus to the southern side of the roundabout.Alex Fisher
Stage 2 of the roundabout works will also include the installation of new street lighting, stormwater drainage and a retaining wall adjacent to the road.
Access to local businesses will continue to be maintained with minor detours in place, and motorists can expect to experience some small delays as the works progress to completion.
“Council thanks the community for their patience and understanding as these important works take place, and encourages everyone to continue to support the local businesses in the area,” Ms Fisher added.
The $2.7 million project is funded by council and the Australian government under the Roads to Recovery Programme.
For further information and updates during construction visit www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/projects or call council on 6581 8111.