Byron Bay Road safety upgrades

In May 2018 Ballina Shire Council will commence  safety upgrades across a 3km section of Byron Bay Road, Lennox Head.

These works will include road reconstruction and shoulder widening along the road section just north of the Ross Lane intersection. The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) has identified the section of road as a black spot under their Australian Government “safer roads” initiative and has allocated $1.9 million to the upgrade. Once completed these safety upgrades should significantly decrease the risk of crashes along Byron Bay Road. 

The Council works are scheduled to continue until the start of September (weather permitting) and will be carried out during business hours with traffic control. Reduced speed limits will be in place and motorists should expect minor delays. 

This upgrade aims to prevent future crashes as we continue to build a safer road network for our shire.

The works will include:

  • Raised Reflectorised Pavement Markers (RRPMs) and audio centre lines to increase driver awareness and concentration (particularly at dusk/night).

  • Safety barriers and widened shoulders to create more forgiving road edge/side environment (at higher risk sections).

  • Improved and consistent superelevation to minimise runoff that can cause wet weather crashes on curves. 

  • High level non-skid surfaces at higher risk sections. 

Council wishes to thank residents in advance for their patience during the works, and apologises for any inconvenience. These works are necessary to make this section of road safer for the community.

For Ballina Shire road closure and roadwork updates visit

Enquiries: Jamie Fleeting, Construction Engineer, Ph 1300 864 444.
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