Anyone planning to drive to Murwillumbah next week may want to allow extra time for the commute.
The Tweed Shire Council says Wollumbin Street, from Riverview Street to Byangum Road, Murwillumbah, will be reduced to one lane from Monday 1 October for drain-pipe upgrades.
The council says the one-way traffic flow is likely to create long delays.
The same section is due to be closed to all traffic for about 10 weeks from the end of October.
Southbound traffic will be directed along Commercial Road and Condong Street to Kyogle Road and northbound traffic will use Riverview and Wollumbin streets.
But local traffic and Top of the Town shopping centre customers will still be able to access properties using the one-way traffic flow system.
The council says traffic accessing Sunnyside Mall and the businesses on the eastern section of Wollumbin Street are encouraged to use the one-way system even though two-way flow will be permitted on that section.
Access to the car park in Knox Park will be maintained.
The four-month program of work reportedly includes:
- upgrading sewer and stormwater services
- demolishing the retaining wall on the upside embankment at the intersection with Riverview Street, stabilising the embankment, shotcreting the embankment face and finishing with stone paving facing
- repairing and renewing the road pavement, including the intersection with Riverview Street, and
- constructing new kerb and gutter and footpaths on both sides of Wollumbin Street.