Work is underway on a 350m shared pathway link along South Head Road, Moruya.
Council is constructing the section of pathway from Halyard Drive to The Anchorage, as well as associated stormwater, kerb and guttering and tree clearing works.
Additional street lighting and a new pedestrian crossing east of The Anchorage intersection will safely link pedestrians and cyclists to the existing pathway on the northern side of the road.
Traffic control is in place and motorists can expect short delays while the daytime work is underway.
This work is being funded as part of a $750,000 grant under the NSW Government’s Active Transport Program thanks to advocacy from Bega MP Andrew Constance.
Following on from this initial stage Council will be undertaking the detailed design and environmental approvals for the section of pathway between Keightley Street and Halyard Drive and progressing the works to the extent the funds allow. Council will continue to work closely with the Moruya South Head Cycle/Pathway Committee to progress the pathway.
Meanwhile further east, Council is lifting and rehabilitating a 300m section of South Head Road east of the Preddeys Wharf Road intersection.
The work is part of Eurobodalla Council’s annual road pavement rehabilitation program and involves raising the road surface to help protect it from high tides.
Traffic control measures are in place from Monday to Saturday while the daytime work is underway. It is expected to be complete in the first half of July.
EDITORS NOTE: Councillor Anthony Mayne has now requested the exact wording and a copy of the conditional caveat placed on the $750,000 provided by the Member for Bega Andrew Constance as was advised to him by the Director of Infrastructure during a Council meeting where it was suggested that an alternate route could be considered to ensure the project is completed with the generous funding provided by the Member. As yet that wording has NOT been provided to the councillor. Council state that they will now be undertaking the detailed design and environmental approvals for the section of pathway between Keightley Street and Halyard Drive and progressing the works to the extent the funds allow yet have failed to provide evidence that any alternate route is not allowed by virtue of the caveat