WAITING at roadworks for what seems like endless minutes is never a fun thing to do, especially when you are already late for work.
Fortunately, according to Tweed Shire Council, the worst of the frustrating delays on Tweed Valley Way at Murwillumbah are almost over.
Works manager Ian Kite yesterday said the majority of the works, which started last week, will be finished in a couple of days.
“The work is a month ahead of schedule,” Mr Kite said.
“The water main work will be finished this week, which will be followed by road restoration, reinstatement of the median strip and line-marking.”“Everything is due to be completed in the next few weeks.”
Tweed Shire Council workers are laying a trunk water main, Mr Kite said.
“The existing trunk water main runs under private property in some sections.
“Council is moving the water main to the road reserve as well as increasing its capacity.”
Mr Kite said long delays, such as those experienced last week, are finally over.
“There may be minimal delays for short periods during the road restoration, however most of the disruption is over,” he said.
“Council would like to thank Tweed Valley Way businesses and motorists for their patience during these essential works.”
Tweed Valley Way worker Cassandra Boyd, who uses the road regularly, said these works had fewer delays than the previous ones.
“The traffic seems to be going through smoothly,” she said.
“This time around I haven't been held up much at all.”
Miss Boyd said the waits were only bad at peak traffic times.
Another regular road user, Elizabeth, said she is definitely glad the roadworks are over.
“But it's one of those things that has to be done,” she said.
“The road was a disgrace.”