Traffic delays a flow on effect of water works

WATER works along Kennedy Dr kick off next Monday and road users can expect some delays.

Council's Manager of Water Anthony Burnham said crews would construct a 450mm diameter water main along the eastern section of the road.

At this time there are no roadworks planned for Kennedy Dr but Mr Burnham said the upgrade would accommodate for any future through the area.

The 1.6km section of pipe will replace the existing 300mm diameter main which runs from the western side of the Pacific Highway to Boyds Bay Bridge.

"The 450mm main will balance water levels between Razorback Reservoir at Tweed Heads and Walmlsey Reservoir at Bilambil Heights, and will be large enough to accommodate future in-fill and high-rise development in the Tweed Heads area," Mr Burnham said.

"The first stage, to construct the 100mm water main, has already been completed.

"Stage 2 will be constructed from Boyds Bay Bridge to the canal and is expected to start on Monday, October 22."

Council anticipate this stage will take 13 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Following the water main construction works will begin on the150mm main and the remaining section of 450mm main, from the canal to the highway.

"The entire project is estimated to cost $2 million and will take approximately six months to complete," he said.

Traffic disruptions can be expected throughout this period, and Mr Burnham said some night works might be required to minimise these disruptions.

"Members of the public are strongly advised to take alternative routes where possible during the construction process," he said.

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