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Merimbula CBD Bypass

Airial image of Merimbula CBD.The Merimbula CBD bypass project aims to reduce congestion within the Merimbula CBD and facilitate through traffic movement. After detailed traffic studies and modelling in 2009, Council adopted the recommended option to realign and upgrade Park Street to provide a traffic rout lining the Market Street / Monaro Street intersection with the Merimbula Drive / Read Street / Sapphire Coast Drive intersection.

Works to date include:

  • Property acquistions
  • Round-about construction on Merimbula Drive
  • Carpark works
  • Park Street realignment works

2017 Intersection works

The final stage of the CBD bypass project is the reconstruction of the Market Street / Monaro Street / Palmer Lane intersection. This intersection will be reconfigured to facilitate through traffic movement along the bypass alignment and will be controlled by traffic lights.

In addition to the intersection reconfiguration works, numerious underground services will be relocated and/or upgraded as part of these works.

The works will be undertaken by a local civil contractor, John Michelin & son Pty ltd, and will require specialist sub-contractors for the service relocations / upgrades.

Final landscaping, street furniture and public art, for this 'gateway' location will be consistent with the adopted Spiire Landscape Masterplan for Merimbula CBD.

Proposed program of works

The works are programmed to occur during the off-peak season, commencing after the Merimbula Jazz Festival (June long weekend). Construction will therefore commence on 19 June 2017, and will be completed in October, weather dependent. The works will be undertaken in stages, to minimise where possible disruption to traffic flow and pedestrians. These stages are depicted on the graphics below, and will occur over the following timeframes:

Stage timeframes


  • The works program is dependant on weather.
  • Works will occur Monday to Saturday inclusive, and may require Sunday work for service relocations.


The principle point of contact in relation to this project is Council's Project Engineer, David Buckley

P: 02 6499 2163 or 0402 257 677

Stages of work


CBD Bypass

CBD Bypass Route.

Intersection Geometry

Intersection Geometry - existing.

Intersection geometry

Intersection geometry - new.


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