Roadworks on the way for Bulahdelah

Published on 07 March 2017


An extensive program of road reconstruction and drainage improvement works will kick off in Bulahdelah next Monday 13 March, completing the scope of works associated with the Pacific Highway bypass.

For highway motorists the Bulahdelah bypass was completed back in 2014, however works to finalise the project in the township have remained pending.  These finishing touches, which include road reconstruction in sections of Stroud, Lee and Crawford Streets, will be undertaken by contractors, St Hilliers, on behalf of MidCoast Council over the next 18 weeks.

Works include reconstruction of the road to a higher standard, upgrading the existing stormwater system from open drains to underground, installing kerb and gutter, and installing a roundabout at the intersection of Lee and Stroud Streets. Conducted in two parts, the first stage covers Stroud and Lee Streets through to around mid-May, followed by work in Crawford and Lee Streets through to the end of June. Applying a final asphalt surface and line-marking are scheduled to take place in early July.

“Parts of this project were earmarked at the time RMS designed the bypass, but we’ve reviewed and expanded the scope of works since then to provide a more practical solution to resolving issues with runoff from the highway”, explained Phil Miles, MidCoast Council’s Manager, Projects and Engineering. The solution involves removing large open table drains and replacing them with an underground piped stormwater system.

“As well as providing smoother and safer local roads, this part of the Bulahdelah township will also be visually improved”, Phil added.

Traffic control will be in place and motorists are asked to observe all signage and directions from road crews, and to travel with caution in the area. Road closures will be required for short periods, during which clearly marked detours will be established.

This project is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the region, and is jointly funded by MidCoast Council and Roads and Maritime Services.  For more information and to stay updated on these works as they progress, visit