Lakes Way at Mayers Flat from Parsons Road

Roadwork has started at Mayers Flat on reconstructing a 1.34km section of The Lakes Way.

A main connector, The Lakes Way had major upgrade works in the past year at Charlotte Bay, Tarbuck Bay, and Bungwahl.

The section at Mayers Flat begins about 340m west of the Swan Point Road / Parsons Road intersection, and extends 970m to the east.

Under this project, the road will be widened to a consistent nine metres, drainage culverts will be lengthened, the road reconstructed and sealed, and table drains reinstated.

The road formation will also be reshaped to improve curves, and guideposts and guardrails installed in places.

The Mayers Flat works are part of our focus on improving safety outcomes across our transport network, particularly those roads and bridges that carry high volumes of traffic”, Rob Scott, Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, said.

The reconstruction process also provides us with an opportunity to reduce on-going maintenance costs, which in turn puts money back into future roadworks programs to benefit the broader community.”

Member for Myall Lakes and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Transport Stephen Bromhead said the completed project would provide safer driving conditions for road users.

The project is expected to continue over four months for completion in June, weather-permitting.

Work is being carried out between 7am and 6pm weekdays, and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

The road will remain open for the duration of the works, however lane closures may be required at times with traffic control in place, and short delays can be expected. 

Access to properties within the work zone may be restricted during parts of the reconstruction process, and Council crews will liaise with local residents as required to minimise disruption.

Reduced speed limits will apply, and motorists are reminded to observe roadworks signage and directions from road crews, and to travel with caution in the area.

This project is funded by the NSW Government in association with Council as part of the $100M Road Upgrade package.

For more information, and to find out about other roadworks taking place across the region, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads