Skennars Head Road

Roundabout Construction

A major upgrade of the intersection of Skennars Head Road and The Coast Road will commence Friday 3 March 2017.
Due to the accident history of this intersection, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will fully fund the project, estimated to be $2 million, under their ‘Safer Roads’ program. The construction of the new roundabout, reduction in road gradients, and the lowering of speed limits is aimed to improve motorist safety. 


How long will it take to complete the project? 

The scheduled commencement date is Friday 3 March 2017 and it is anticipated that the project will take approximately four months to complete (weather dependent). 
Substantial earthworks are required in the initial stages of the project, with some areas to be built up to approximately two metres above existing surface levels. 

Will the road be closed during construction? 

The majority of works will be undertaken adjacent to the existing intersection which will minimise road closures; however motorists should expect a road closure to facilitate the completion of works.
Council will provide the community with information on the timing of any closure and alternative routes as the project progresses. 

What environmental issues if any has the project considered? 

The project has received Council planning consent with a number of environmental/ecological requirements. Mitigation measures such as offset planting and rehabilitation of existing vegetation will be undertaken for the project. See downloads below for further information. 

What about the connection to Rocky Point Road?

Unfortunately the roundabout design does not include the Boulders Beach access road (Rocky Point Road). The design specifically deals with the accident history of the predominant intersection. 
The targeted RMS road safety funding and prescribed timeline for delivery of the project does not facilitate additional works such as the realignment of Rocky Point Road to the new roundabout. Therefore, the current left-in and left-out turning arrangement for Rocky Point Road will remain. 
Due to the roundabout installation there will be associated safety benefits at Rocky Point Road.  The speed environment will be reduced to 60kph for the approaches to the roundabout and there will also be greater separation between the roundabout and Rocky Point Road.


If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

The Civil Services Group, Ph 02 6686 4444.


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