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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 of a CBD bypass via Park Street in March 2010.

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 at the same time.

The works will be undertaken by a civil contractor, engaged through a public tender process, and will require specialist sub-contractors for the service relocations/upgrades. Contractor selection will give significant weighting to their proposed sequence of work and program.

Final landscaping, street furniture and public art, for this 'gateway' location will be consistent with the adopted Spiire Landscape Masterplan, and determined through a consultative process.

Proposed program of works

The works are programmed to occur during the off-peak season, commencing after the Merimbula Jazz Festival (June long weekend), as follows:

  • Design finalisation and contract prepeartion - Febuary/March 2017
  • Issue tender - 28 March 2017
  • Tender close - 19 April 2017
  • Council report - 1 May 2017
  • Council meeting - 17 May 2017
  • Contract awarded - 22 May 2017
  • Commence works - 19 June 2017
  • Estimated duration of works - 10 to 12 weeks

Note: works is dependant on:

  • standard verses non-standard working hours eg night or sunday work
  • ground conditions encountered
  • weather

Drawings of works

CBD Bypass Route

Merimbula Central Business District (CBD) bypass route.


CBD Bypass - 2015 works

Merimbula CBD bypass - 2015 works.

CBD Bypass - 2016 works

Merimbula CBD bypass - 2016 works.

CBD Bypass - 2017 works

Merimbula CBD bypass - 2017 works.


Intersection geometry

Intersection geometry - existing.

Intersection geometry

Intersection geometry - new.

Public space / landscaping
Gateway opportunities

Public space, landscaping, gateway opportunities.


Possible staging of works to minimise traffic flow impacts

Possible staging of the works to minimise traffic flow impacts.


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