Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today inspected Yamba’s new Federal Government funded roundabout at the intersection of River and Coldstream streets.
“This is a great outcome for the community. Not only does the new roundabout ensure traffic moves smoothly, it also stops people speeding down River Street.
“The Federal Government gave Clarence Council almost $5 million last year to help repair and maintain local roads and this roundabout is a good example of how that programme benefits our community.”
Clarence Valley Council works and civil director Troy Anderson said wet weather had delayed the opening of the roundabout but it was already demonstrating traffic control benefits.
“Traffic is moving well, it is safer and we’ve had quite a bit of positive feedback,” he said.
“This completes the Yamba Town Centre Master Plan, which was adopted in 2003.”
Mr Anderson said a decision to close the intersection to traffic for periods during construction had helped get the roundabout built more quickly than the roundabout at the intersection of Yamba and Coldstream streets.
“We were fortunate that there were alternative routes available here so we didn’t have to introduce traffic control measures,” he said.
“That also helped keep construction costs down and within budget. I know that was an inconvenience for some motorists, so we thank them for their patience.
“I’d also like to thank the Yamba CBD business owners and the Chamber of Commerce for their patience and assistance during the roundabout planning and construction.”
Mr Anderson said the next major piece of road infrastructure in Yamba would be aimed at improving traffic management around the Yamba Fair complex.