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.