Key roundabout reopens in Grafton
3 October 2019
The roundabout at the intersection of Villiers and Pound streets will resume normal operation from Friday, with motorists to enjoy smoother travel through Grafton.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the roundabout was upgraded as part of the new Grafton bridge project.
“Work started to improve the roundabout in early August, with crews replacing sections of the roundabout and widening the road,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“This is now complete and the roundabout will begin operating normally overnight between 6pm and 6am Friday morning.
“Work will continue to upgrade the roundabout at the intersection of Dobie and Villiers streets and should be completed next week.
“The new Grafton bridge remains on track to open to traffic by the end of the year.”
A 160-metre concrete traffic island between Pound and Fitzroy streets will be poured between Wednesday 9 October and Thursday 10 October.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane between 7am and 2.30pm in either direction from the roundabout to about 20 metres from Fitzroy Street while this work is carried out.
The latest community update is available on the project website at New Grafton bridge.