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Lemon Tree Passage Road, Tanilba Bay

Expected start monthExpected completion monthStatusBudgetContribution
2023/24 Financial Year2023/24 Financial YearScheduled$1,490,000State Safer Roads Funding 100%

Pavement reconstruction, asphalt surfacing replacement, road widening and safety barrier installation.

Project Background

Lemon Tree Passage Road is a two lane, two way road which is the single road access for the communities of Oyster Cove, Tanilba Bay, Mallabula and Lemon Tree Passage with a high AADT for a narrow high speed road.

A high concentration of head on and run off road crashes have occurred in this length of road. The narrow shoulder with deep table drains and concentration of major tidal culverts have been a long term contributing factor to crash severity.

The speed limit had previously been reduced from 100kmh to 90kmh.

Fatigue has been a factor in some crashes, the long section of road on the Tilligerry Peninsula has limited changing features and as the only access, complacency will always be a factor in this environment.

Lemon Tree Passage Road has been previously upgraded from Nelson Bay Road to the southern west side of Michael Drive.  Safer Roads/High speed curve funding had been granted for the section to the east of this site in 2018/19.

Project Aims and Objectives

  1. Improve the condition of the existing road infrastructure to improve safety for road users
  2. Improve travel lanes and shoulder widths
  3. Improve road pavement base and asphalt surfacing

Project Scope

  • Shoulder widening
  • Pavement upgrade
  • Guardrail safety barriers
  • Install audible linemarking at edge and centre lines