Council has recommenced construction of the next stage (stage 4) of the Hungry Head Shared Cycle Pedestrian Path. This section will extend the path 1.4 km from the Pipeclay Creek Bridge to the Hungry Head Beach turnoff on Hungry Head Road. Once this stage is completed the path will provide a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists to access the Hungry Head beach precinct from Urunga.
The works will be managed under traffic control until the end of March 2018. Motorists may experience short delays at times however the majority of works will be off-road with minimal disruption to road users and the wider community.
Deputy General Manager Operations, Matt Fanning said “this is good news for cyclists and pedestrians as this now extends the current 2km long pathway for an additional 1.4km.”
Cyclists and pedestrians along Hungry Head Road will be able to turn left to Hungry Head Beach or right to join up with Giinagay Way.
Stage 1 of the project included the construction of a 2.5 metre wide shared pedestrian and cycle path from the Morgo Street playing fields, south for approximately 1.1km.
Stage 2 included a continuation of the 2.5 metre wide path northward from Morgo Street playing fields to the Urunga Boardwalk including a new shared pedestrian and cycle bridge over Station Creek.
Stage 3 of the project continued south from the end of stage 1 and included a new 2.5 metre wide shared pedestrian and cycle bridge over Pipeclay Creek Bridge.
Future funding will enable the path to be continued further south to connect with Ginnagay Way.
The project forms part of the NSW Coastline Cycleway project that aims to build a 1,400km cycling route along the entire NSW coastline. It aims to avoid major roads and highways, and to provide a continuous and safe route that supports active living for residents and visitors.
For further information contact Council’s Deputy General Manager Matt Fanning on 6655 7300.