Grant funded road safety projects

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Tweed Shire Council is seeking community comment on plans to improve road safety at three locations in the shire.

These projects have been funded under the Australian Government Black Spot Programme and construction has to be completed before 1 July 2021.

Please provide your comments after looking at the concept design drawings in the Photo section on this page.

All feedback will be assessed by Council officers and if the comments are considered sufficient to warrant a change in the relevant concept design, that work will be undertaken prior to construction starting.

Tweed Valley Way at Riverside Drive intersection (north),

Tweed Shire Council is seeking community comment on plans to improve road safety at three locations in the shire.

These projects have been funded under the Australian Government Black Spot Programme and construction has to be completed before 1 July 2021.

Please provide your comments after looking at the concept design drawings in the Photo section on this page.

All feedback will be assessed by Council officers and if the comments are considered sufficient to warrant a change in the relevant concept design, that work will be undertaken prior to construction starting.

Tweed Valley Way at Riverside Drive intersection (north), Tumbulgum – $614,000

Construction to improve road safety at this intersection is scheduled to start in early December 2020. Prior to that, the culvert widening needed to allow the road to be widened will start in late October 2020.

Council's engineers have considered a number of alternative designs, with this being the preferred concept based on the safety benefits while maintaining capacity for high volumes of through traffic, the land available and project cost.

This Black Spot project will deliver:

  • culvert and road-widening of Tweed Valley Way to allow a longer deceleration lane to turn left into Riverside Drive
  • greater separation of the left-turn lane into Riverside Drive from the through-lanes on Tweed Valley Way to improve sight distances
  • a realignment of Riverside Drive to allow a straighter approach for traffic turning right on to Tweed Valley Way
  • an improved acceleration lane on Tweed Valley Way for traffic turning left from Riverside Drive
  • closure of the Tweed Valley Way access to the Farmer's Markets by the installation of guardrail (access to market and rest area will be by Riverside Drive only)
  • vegetation removal at the intersection to allow road widening
  • extra trees to be planted along the Tweed River behind the Farmer’s Market

A number of works have occurred on this section of Tweed Valley Way in recent years to improve safety for all road users including the construction of a wire rope centre median and the reduction of the speed limit from 100kmh to 80kmh.

To Have Your Say, see the TVW Concept Design in the Photos section on this page before providing your comments by clicking on TVW Forum button at the bottom of this page.

This forum will close at 4pm on Friday 30 October 2020.

Kennedy Drive at Norman Street intersection and near Scales Seafood, Tweed Heads South – $786,000

Improve safety at Kennedy Drive/Norman Street/Boat ramp intersection. Improve pedestrian safety near Scales Seafood. Installation of two vehicle activated signs.

The concept plan for this Black Spot project will be published on this site soon.

Feedback on this concept design will be sought then.

Other Blackspot projects 2020-2021

Every year, Council applies for grant funds under The Federal Government Black Spot Programme based on a review of Tweed Shire crash data and feedback from the community.

This annual road safety grant programs is designed to improve safety on roads that have a higher crash risk and history of crashes that result in more severe injuries.

Under the 2020-2021 program, the following projects also have been funded:

Tweed Valley Way between Stokers Road and Wooyung Road – $2.55 million

Various upgrades including skid-resistant pavement reseals, additional guardrail with motorcycle protection, improvements for cyclists (Burringbar), vehicle-activated signs, sealing shoulders, audible centrelines/edgelines and improved line markings.

Numinbah Road – full length – $2 million (to June 2022)

Route-length upgrades including motorcycle protection on existing guardrail, new guardrail through high-risk curves, sealed shoulders on high-risk curves, vehicle-activated signs and improved line markings, signs, guideposts and reflectors. The initial $1 million upgrades to Numinbah Road will be delivered by June 2021 and the remainder by June 2022.

Clothiers Creek Road from Pacific Highway to Bogangar – $176,000

Safety improvements including the installation of four vehicle-activated safety signs as well as audio-tactile centrelines and edgelines.

NSW Safer Roads Program projects

Council has secured $936,000 funding under this stae program to improve safety on the following roads.

Limpinwood and Zara roads – full length – $796,000

A route-length review and treatment of identified risks to improve safety for road users, particularly motorcyclists.

Kyogle Road, near Glenoak Road – $140,000

Reduce the length of an overtaking lane and install guardrail.

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    After viewing the TVW Concept Plan, please provide your feedback on this Blackspot upgrade of Tweed Valley Way and Riverside Drive (north) intersection at Tumbulgum.

    If you like the proposed improvements, please tell us.

    If you have suggestions that could make this Blackspot safety upgrade better, we will consider your suggestions in line with the grant funding available to us.


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