Roundabout Fox and Cherry Streets

Intersection of Fox and Cherry Streets to be upgraded to a roundabout

As part of NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, Ballina Shire Council are undertaking works at the intersection of Fox and Cherry Streets to improve motorist safety.

The current intersection arrangement has experienced a significant vehicle collision history at the site. The improvement works include the construction of a roundabout, underground water main works and the removal of trees in the vicinity.

The works will occur in stages, with stage one being the underground water main works, tree removal and construction of the eastern part of the roundabout. These works are planned to start the week commencing 20 July 2020.

The tree removal works include removal of one Paperbark tree (Melaleuca Quinquenervia) outside 2 Bangalow Road, and canopy and root pruning of one Paperbark tree (Melaleuca Quinquenervia) outside 42 Fox Street. These trees are listed on Council’s Significant Tree Register, and are subject to an Arboriculture Impact Assessment Report. 

Included in the tree works are the removal of several Cocos Palms (Syragus romanzoffiana) outside 95 Cherry Street. The Cocos Palms are listed weed species and a biosecurity threat.

The proposed tree works are in accordance with Council’s Urban Vegetation of Public Land policy and the Australian Standard, Protection of Trees on Development Sites. Council will be engaging qualified personnel to undertake this work. Should you have any queries about the tree removal, please contact James Brideson on 1300 864 444.

It is anticipated this project will be completed at the end of October 2020, subject to weather conditions. 

Updates will be posted to this page. You can also register for updates by phoning our Communications Section on 1300 864 444 to have your email added to our contact list.

Roadworks – Fox Street and Cherry Street Roundabout Update, 31 July 2020
Ballina Shire Council is undertaking works at the intersection of Fox and Cherry Streets to improve motorist safety.

The underground water main works are now complete and full construction of the roundabout will commence following changes to traffic arrangements.

During construction the following traffic arrangements will be in place from 6 August 2020:
  • Cherry Street at the intersection will be reduced to one-lane for South bound traffic only
  • Cherry Street North bound traffic will be diverted along Bentinck and Moon Streets
  • Fox Street, at Cherry Street, will be closed to through-traffic
Hospital parking will be maintained throughout construction.

Council appeals to emergency services to be aware of the changes to traffic conditions. Council wishes to thank the community in advance for their patience during the works, and apologises for any inconvenience.


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