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February 6, 2023

Tintenbar intersection upgrade underway

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Ballina Shire Council is upgrading the intersection of Tamarind Drive and Tintenbar Road to improve safety for motorists and cyclists.

The current T-intersection was designed to cater for traffic volumes and movements associated with the former Pacific Highway, with Tamarind Drive North and Tamarind Drive South as the through road.

Since the completion of the highway bypass, traffic has decreased and the dominant flow is now Tamarind Drive North, to and from Tintenbar Road.

Ballina Council says the current intersection is complex and has a ‘significant’ vehicle collision history. The new design will simplify the intersection by widening and adding a new lane to Tamarind Drive North, making it the dominant through road.

This upgrade will result in clearer right of way, improved line marking, and reduced vehicle speeds through the intersection.

Improvements underway

Roadworks began this week and will continue until mid-May (weather and site conditions permitting). Motorists should expect the following during construction:

  • Tamarind Drive and Tintenbar Road reduced to one lane with traffic control in place.
  • Speed limit reduced to 40km/h in construction zones.

This project is part of Transport for NSW’s Safer Roads Program with funding of $600,000 provided under the program. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks the community for their patience while these important works are completed.

For road status information visit myroadinfo.com.au.

For more project information please visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/TamarindDriveTintenbarRoadIntersection.


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