Skennars Head Road

Roundabout Construction

The next stage of the Roundabout is due to commence and to facilitate the final stages The Coast Road will be closed to through traffic with detours in place via Skennars Head Road and North Creek Road.

The road closure will be effective from Monday 8 May 2017 and anticipated to be in place (weather permitting) until the end of June.

The alternate routes for traffic heading south along The Coast Road will be:

  • Motorists to use North Creek Road and Skennars Head Road

The alternate routes for traffic heading north along The Coast Road will be:

  • Motorists to use Skennars Head Road and North Creek Road

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) has identified the intersection as a black spot under their ‘safer roads’ initiatives and has allocated $2 million to the upgrade.

Council thanks motorists for their patience and understanding. These works are necessary to make this arterial road and intersection safer and prevent future fatalities.

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.
Information on the timing of any closures and alternative routes will be updated here 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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