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Lennox Village Vision roadworks. Photo David Lowe.

Ballina Shire Council is planning to start the next stage of the Lennox Village Vision later this month, with the intention of creating a ‘grand entrance for Lennox Village’.

The next stage of ‘rejuvenation works’ will deal with the areas surrounding the town centre. Beginning 27 February 2023, Ballina Council plans to upgrade the Park Lane and Ballina Street intersection, as part of Stage 5. The idea is that once complete, the decorative paving will enhance the southern gateway and slow down traffic, making it safer for pedestrians to cross Ballina Street.

These works will require a full closure of the intersection for five weeks to ensure works can be completed before the NSW school holidays in April.

Lennox Village Vision roadworks, August 2022. Photo David Lowe.

Changed traffic plan

During this intersection closure, northbound motorists will need to continue along The Coast Road to access the Lennox Head CBD via Byron Street.

Motorists will be able to enter and exit Ballina Street via Byron Street. U-turn bays will be available on Park Lane and Ballina Street.

Mr Brett Dyki, Manager of the Project Management Office, said ‘This intersection closure will allow us to complete the works in half the time, which means Stage 5 works will be completed and traffic reopened before the Easter holiday period.

‘Last year we completed the first four stages of the Lennox Village Vision project and in 2023 we will complete stages 5 to 7, which will include upgrading both the southern and northern entrance to the village and upgrading Lennox Park,’ said Mr Dyki.

During these works, the bus stops located on Ballina Street (Lennox Park and Lennox Head Medical Centre) will be relocated to Pacific Parade, opposite The Lennox Hotel.

Earlier Lennox Village Vision roadworks. Photo David Lowe.

But wait, there’s more

Following the NSW school holidays in April 2023, Ballina Council will focus on Stage 6, which will involve a similar upgrade to the Ballina Street and Byron Street intersection.

This work will also include the closure of the intersection with detours. Council will provide further information to the community closer to these works commencing.

Ballina Council says it apologises for any inconvenience this may cause, and thanks the community and businesses for their patience as workers complete this major project.

For more information about the staging of works and to register for project updates, visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/LennoxVillageVision.

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