As cycling becomes the new black, Richmond Valley Council is moving ahead with the construction of two shared pathways in Casino which will encourage cyclists and pedestrians to get around on foot and pedal.
The two pathways are on Johnston Street (Bruxner Highway), from Walker Street to Clark Street, connecting with the current footpath near Clark Street, and along the Summerland Way, from Ecles Street to the entrance of the Casino Showground.
Council received a $940,000 grant from the NSW Active Transport Program to deliver these projects, which are a core part of Council’s ongoing program to connect people and places, and create a sense of civic pride in the community, under the Richmond Valley 2030 Community Strategic Plan.
The new 2.5metre wide x 1km Summerland Way pathway will be constructed within the grass verge on the eastern side of the road. Construction will begin this Friday. The project is expected to be completed by June.
Johnston Street’s new 2.5 metre wide x 1.5km pathway will be partially on the grass verge, with the remaining within the road shoulder. The path on the south side of the street does not meet the standards required to be a shared pathway.
Construction work will begin on Monday 3 June, weather permitting. Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm, and Saturday 8am to 1pm. The project is expected to be completed by July.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption during construction, and property access will be maintained. The site supervisor will contact residents where required.