Phone1300 864 444
The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478
40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478
8:15am - 4:30pm
Monday to Friday
To support a growing community and address the congestion along River Street, Ballina Shire Council is continuing plans to duplicate River Street from the Pacific Highway to Kerr Street. Once complete, the four-lane roadway will double the road’s current capacity and cater for traffic up until 2036.
This arterial road project will include the construction of a new bridge over Fishery Creek and is a major investment within Council's four-year Delivery Program.
Council will complete this significant road network investment across four sections, subject to availability of funds. Council is now focusing on the project's first section from Burns Point Ferry Road Roundabout to Barlows Road Roundabout, West Ballina. The detailed design is now being completed and construction is expected to start early 2021.
Preconstruction activities generally include design, environmental & planning assessment/approvals, geotechnical investigation, consultation and any tendering activities.
The concept design plans provide:
A detailed design for each construction stage will follow completion of the concept plans.
The aim of the concept design is to increase and optimise River Street's traffic carrying capacity and accommodate current and future traffic volumes, while still providing acceptable levels of access to adjacent properties and intersecting streets. A number of intersections need to be modified to facilitate the four-lane design, this includes limiting some access options from adjoining streets.
The complete plans including roadworks plans, intersection layouts and typical cross sections can be viewed below, along with an overview document that summarises each section's proposed works.
For the River Street Lane Duplication Project (this project, prior to construction of the Western Arterial), the following only will be provided:
Please contact, Brett Howard, Design Engineer, Ph 1300 864 444.