If you thought that being trapped in traffic in Byron’s Ewingsdale Road was about as bad as it could get, think again. It’s about to get a whole lot worse.
With work picking up on the Byron Central Hospital, road works are about to commence to create a roundabout on Ewingsdale Road at the entrance to the site.
Work will start next Tuesday (October 6) weather permitting, and are expected to continue until March 2016.
Low speed (40km/h) zones will apply during daytime, with the present two lanes maintained.
At night there will be periods of single lane traffic only. Access to neighbouring properties will not be affected.
As well as the roundabout to the west of the site, the works will include construction of the main hospital entrance and a dedicated cycleway from the entrance to McGettigans Lane.
A health department spokesperson said ‘inconvenience to the community will be kept to a minimum, and motorists’ cooperation with traffic control staff is greatly appreciated.’