Rural View roundabout reopens to motorists

Published: 19 Aug 2022

Residents will now be able to access Northern Beaches Central and Reed Street via the roundabout from Rosewood Drive.

All works associated with the access road have been completed, and council’s Civil Operations team will remove the barricades from the roundabout on Monday (August 22).

Mackay Regional Council Director Development Services Aletta Nugent said the temporary access, which was not a designated road, was put in place during construction works of the Woolworths shopping complex.

“The road had become a popular shortcut for Northern Beaches residents between Eimeo Road and Rosewood Drive, where Northern Beaches State High School is located, as well as to access the Woolworths and Coles shopping precincts,” Ms Nugent said.

“Council has worked closely with shopping centre owners, Stockwell, to ensure the work was completed and approved in a timely manner,” she said.

“This is a great example of council working with a developer to achieve an outcome that is advantageous for the whole community.”

Traffic control will be in place from 9am while a crane and low loader is used to remove the barricades.

The works, undertaken by contractor Seaforth Civil for Stockwell, included asphalt patching, speed humps, line marking, kerb edge restraint and signs.