Contract foremen Jim Rosolen on site at the Kirkwood Road upgrade. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Contract foremen Jim Rosolen on site at the Kirkwood Road upgrade. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

Kirkwood Rd interchange nearing completion

THE first phase of the Kirkwood Rd eastern interchange project, arguably one of the most complained about thoroughfares on the Tweed, is due to be completed by January 15 if the weather co-operates.

The $17 million project will provide two options for motorists wanting to access Minjungbal Dr.

Tweed Shire Council expects it to create a more efficient road network by improving traffic movements.

It will also lift the speed limit to 100kmh from the reduced 80kmh which has been in place since early last year.

The project's contract foreman, Jim Rosolen, said workers were placing the finishing touches on the interchange.

"Essentially everything inside the fenceline is done including signage, the road surface itself, road markings and even the turf is done," Mr Rosolen said.

"We have preserved a lot of the trees and vegetation around the new traffic areas and even planted extra trees as well."

The last of the works will be done at night from January 6-15.



New help for Tweed homeless

New help for Tweed homeless

The Family Centre is working to stop youth homelessness.

Travel back in time to the 1957 opening of Twin Towns

Travel back in time to the 1957 opening of Twin Towns

Tweed Daily News celebrates 130-years of publication.

End of an era for Tweed's iconic RSL memorial fountain

End of an era for Tweed's iconic RSL memorial fountain

Could this be the end of the iconic memorial fountain?

Local Partners