The Merimbula CBD bypass project aims to reduce congestion within the Merimbula CBD and facilitate through traffic movement. After detailed traffic studies and modelling in 2009, Council adopted the recommended option of a CBD bypass via Park Street in March 2010.
Works to date include:
The final stage of the CBD bypass project is the reconstruction of the Market Street/Monaro Street/Palmer Lane intersection. This intersection will be reconfigured to facilitate through traffic movement along the bypass alignment and will be controlled by traffic lights.
In addition to the intersection reconfiguration works, numerious underground services will be relocated and/or upgraded at the same time.
The works will be undertaken by a civil contractor, engaged through a public tender process, and will require specialist sub-contractors for the service relocations/upgrades. Contractor selection will give significant weighting to their proposed sequence of work and program.
Final landscaping, street furniture and public art, for this 'gateway' location will be consistent with the adopted Spiire Landscape Masterplan, and determined through a consultative process.
The works are programmed to occur during the off-peak season, commencing after the Merimbula Jazz Festival (June long weekend), as follows:
Note: works is dependant on: