Clear roads ahead for Shell Cove as construction begins. New Harbour Boulevard connection will keep people moving.
The road will be 2200 metres in length completed in three stages and extend from the intersection of Shellharbour Road and Wattle Road to Bass Point Tourist Road. Importantly, this road provides a key access point to the boat harbour and Waterfront Precinct. The road is single lane except for a two-lane section at its northern end. Parking will be parallel on both sides of the road where permitted.
Stage One: Completed in 2016
Construction of stage one of Harbour Boulevard, comprising 1,525 metres from near the Warrigal Retirement Village in the north, to Rangoon Avenue in the south, was completed in 2016.
Stage Two: Expected to be complete in the second half of 2018
Stage two works include extending the completed first stage of Harbour Boulevard 225 metres to connect to a new intersection with traffic signals at Wattle and Shellharbour Roads. It represents an investment of approximately $4 million and will be complete in the second half of this year.
Stage Three: Expected to be complete in mid 2018
The final and third stage of Harbour Boulevard has also recently commenced and will cover 450 metres from the completed section of Harbour Boulevard and connect to Bass Point Tourist Road. Stage three must be completed to provide access to Bass Point when the existing section of Bass Point Tourist Road is closed for construction of the harbour entry channel. It will be completed before the end of September 2018.
Whilst impacts of construction of stages 2 and 3 will be managed to limit the disruption to the community, there will be impact to existing roads at Shell Cove while the next stages of Harbour Boulevard are built. New traffic management plans, traffic controls and signage will be used to keep people informed and safe.
Stage 2 will require closure of Addison Street for approximately 2 months to enable reconstruction of the road links to Shellharbour Village, the Scout Hall and Skate Park. Access to Shellharbour Village will be via Mary Street while the temporary road closure is in effect. Additionally, new traffic lights will be installed at the new intersection between Addison Street and Harbour Boulevard.
When the stage three works are completed, the access to Bass Point will be permanently redirected via Harbour Boulevard instead of via Boollwarroo Parade and Bass Point Tourist Road, to permit the completion of the entry to the boat harbour.
We will be kep you informed about traffic changes as these works progress, with updates available on our community information page.
The Shell Cove Sales and Information Centre is located at Cove Boulevard, Shell Cove, and is open seven days from 11am to 5pm. For more information visit the Shell Cove Sales and Information Centre or call 13 38 38.