Ross Lane + Byron Bay Road

Ross Lane Roadworks showing Stage One, Two and Three

As part of Transport for NSW's Safer Roads Program, Ballina Shire Council is undertaking a suite of road safety upgrades on Ross Lane and Byron Bay Road to improve safety for motorists and cyclists.

The existing sealed shoulder and clear zone widths (vehicle runoff areas free of obstructions) are less than desirable and have contributed to a poor vehicle collision history on the route.

The works will include:

  • shoulder widening
  • clear zone improvements
  • chevron alignment markers
  • improved curve signage
  • non-skid road surface treatments
  • superelevation curve improvements
  • painted and raised median


Stage 1 works were completed in 2023.

Stage 2 and 3 works will commence in March 2024 and continue until the end of June 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.

What to expect

  • Sections of Ross Lane will be reduced to one lane with traffic control in place. 

  • The speed limit will also be reduced to 40km/h through the work zones. 

  • Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra travel time.

Council thanks the community for their patience and understanding during this time.

For road status updates visit or contact Council’s Civil Services team on 1300 864 444.

Ross Lane Bridge Construction and Road Raising

In February 2023 Council was announced as the successful recipient of a grant under the Regional Roads and Transport Recovery Program (RRTRP) for a project to raise a section of Ross Lane and construct a bridge. This project is in the early planning stage and is separate to the current road safety upgrades.  

The RRTRP program strengthens the regional transport network’s capacity to withstand natural disasters.  To learn more visit


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