Fi­nal plank in up­grade

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

The fi­nal stage of a $520,000 up­grade to the Cud­gen Creek board­walk, from Sun­rise Cove to Cloughs Lane, will start on 1 May 2018.

The board­walk is be­ing re­placed with a con­crete shared-user path, which will be safer for pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists as it will be less prone to be­com­ing slip­pery plus will re­quire less main­te­nance.

The first sec­tion of the board­walk, from the emer­gency ser­vices boat ramp to Sun­rise Cove, was up­graded in 2015.

The orig­i­nal wooden board­walk was built by the de­vel­oper of res­i­dences along that sec­tion of fore­shore and has reached the end of its life. Restora­tion of the orig­i­nal struc­ture was cost pro­hib­i­tive so re­place­ment with a con­crete path­way was the best op­tion for main­tain­ing a con­tin­u­ous creekside path­way for res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to the area.

Pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists will be di­rected to de­tour around the con­struc­tion site via Vul­can Street and through the Cud­gen Fore­shore Park. De­tour signs will be placed at Marine Pa­rade and ad­ja­cent to the Kingscliff Bridge.

The up­grade is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of Septem­ber.

The old and the new. The fi­nal sec­tion of tim­ber board­walk will be re­placed with a con­crete shared-user path.

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